"To Laura"

Evelyn Waugh in 1940
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeEvelyn Waugh in 1940 - Credit: Carl Van Vechten
Evelyn Waugh dedicated Brideshead Revisited to his wife, Laura (née Herbert).

The couple married in 1937, and had seven children, one of whom died shortly after birth.

Waugh had married Evelyn Gardner in 1928, but the marriage ended very quickly due to Gardner's infidelity, and they were divorced in 1930. Having the same first name, the couple were known to their friends as 'He-Evelyn' and 'She-Evelyn'.

Click here to see a picture of Evelyn Waugh and Laura Herbert on their wedding day.

Click here and scroll down to see a picture of He- and She-Evelyn in 1928.