Your essay on Robert [Byron] is utterly misleading. He couldn't write and his ideas about art were as ludicrous as his politics. He was a modern version of Roger Fry, without Fry's occasional instinct for a good painting. Besides your essay was squeamish. You said nothing about his perpetual buggery.
Letter (c. 1946) from Evelyn Waugh to Christopher Sykes, on Sykes' essay on Robert Byron in Four Studies in Loyalty (1946). Quoted in The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh edited by Charlotte Mosley (Hodder & Stoughton, 1996), p.62. Byron was the author of the bestseller The Road to Oxiana.