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The Past Setting

Tessa Hadley
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Kington

Kington is the name of the home where the Crane children grew up with their grandparents and their annual vacation spot. Their mother Jill brought them to the house when she was leaving her husband Tom, but she does not permanently stay. After her death, Tom abandons the children there, to live in France with another woman. The home has not been updated since their childhood and is in desperate need of repairs.

This vacation to Kington is different as the four siblings decide whether to sell the home or to keep it and do an enormous amount of repairs. Alice feels that they should keep the house the way it is, but Roland insists that if they keep the house they must have modern conveniences such as a phone and internet access. After much consideration, all of the Cranes believe that to repair the house would cost...

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