A Handful of Dust - Chapter Two, English Gothic: Part Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Two, English Gothic: Part Two Summary

Brenda visits her younger sister Marjorie in London. Marjorie is married to Allan, a labor leader and political candidate. While there she starts dropping hints to her sister of her interest in Mr. Beaver. Brenda and Marjorie go shopping and along the way chat about the latest parties, specifically Polly Cockpurse's upcoming party. Brenda and Marjorie run into Polly lunching with Mrs. Beaver's party. Brenda wishes that Tony had more interest in the party because Brenda doesn't want to go alone.

Brenda allows Mrs. Beaver to coax her into meeting that evening to go over details of renting a flat in London. Brenda wonders if Beaver will be at home when she visits Mrs. Beaver. Despite two invitations that evening, Beaver is at home when Brenda and Mrs. Beaver discuss the flat. She...

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