Aloysius (Waugh)

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Aloysius is Lord Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited (1945).

The model for Aloysius was Archibald Ormsby-Gore, the beloved teddy bear of John Betjeman, Waugh's friend at Oxford.

Aloysius, and in particular his representation in the 1981 television adaptation of the novel, is credited with having triggered the late-20th century teddy bear renaissance.[1] He was depicted by a teddy bear named Delicatessen, owned by the actor Peter Bull.[2]


  1. ^ "The Teddy Bear Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon: Famous Bears". May 2004. Archived from the original on 10 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-06-23. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Ewan (2 June 2007). "Found: Aloysius the Brideshead bear". The Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-23.