A Handful of Dust Setting & Symbolism

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Hetton

The Hetton Estate has been in the Last family for generations. The estate, which houses a village, apartments, greenhouses, a church and other facilities, was important to Tony's father and equally important to Tony. Hetton is two hours outside of London by train. Architectural critics have declared Hetton outdated, but Tony has no intention of changing its make up. The estate is available for tours and Tony loves showing the property as well as some of its art and antique collections.

Brenda's Flat

Brenda decided to rent a flat in London so she would have a place to stay whenever she partied and spent time with Beaver. Tony put aside renovations at Hetton in order to accommodate Brenda's new residence. The flat is one room with a bath and kitchen—too small for two people, according to Tony.

Polly's House

Polly makes her house the center...

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