A Handful of Dust (Essential Penguin)

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Beautiful Lady Brenda Last lives at Hetton Abbey, a Gothic monstrosity that is her devoted husband's pride and joy. Bored and restless after seven years of marriage, she drifts into an affair with worthless young socialite John Beaver. AbandoningTony for the glamorous, yet distinctly shallow, London social scene, Brenda imagines divorce will bring her happiness. Instead she and Tony feel increasing social isolation - victims of the irresponsible, drifting times in which they live.

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Evelyn Waugh was born in Hampstead in 1903. His first novel, Decline and Fall, was published in 1928 and it was soon followed by: Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938) and Brideshead Revisited (1945). He travelled extensively, served in the Royal Marines and the Royal Horse Guards and continued to write, winning many prestigious literary awards. He died in 1966.


After seven years of marriage, the Lady Brenda Last is bored with country life at Hetton Abbey. She drifts into an affair with shallow young socialite, John Beaver, and forsakes her unsuspecting husband as she becomes involved with the glamorous Belgravia set.

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Evelyn Waugh
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 014028740X ISBN 13: 9780140287400
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