Auberon Waugh

Biography of Auberon Waugh

Auberon Alexander Waugh (17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was an English journalist, and eldest son of Evelyn Waugh. He was widely known by his nickname 'Bron'.

After a traditional classical education at Downside, he was commissioned in the army during National Service, where he was badly injured in a shooting accident, before studying briefly at Oxford.

At twenty, he launched his Fleet Street career at the Telegraph Group, though he also wrote for many other media, including Private Eye, presenting a profile that was half Tory grandee and half cheeky rebel, so he could not be taken entirely seriously. He is remembered for his joke-campaign to stand for Parliament as candidate for the Dog Lovers' Party, reminding voters that the sitting MP had been accused of arranging the shooting of a dog.

As a young man, Waugh wrote five novels that were quite well received, but gave up fiction, for fear of unfavourable comparisons with his father.

With his wife Lady Teresa, he had four children, and they lived at their manor-house, Combe Florey in Somerset.

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