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A Handful of Dust Audiobook

A Handful of Dust

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Publisher's Summary

After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set.

In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars.

©1934 Evelyn Waugh (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    S. Barnes London, UK 03/03/2017
    S. Barnes London, UK 03/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Shatteringly brilliant."
    What did you like most about A Handful of Dust?

    The way the story takes you by surprise. What seems like another lively and witty portrait of the Bright Young Things turns into something bleak and grave.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The writing is quite beautiful. Waugh at his best, in my opinion.


    What about Andrew Sachs’s performance did you like?

    Andrew Sachs' performance is absolutely outstanding. The depth (and where needed - airiness) and nuance he gives each character, his timing and his reading of the text is both enlightening and moving.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be careful what you wish for!


    Any additional comments?

    My favourite audibook so far!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Whitehead 01/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    Brilliantly read by Andrew Sachs, he reads so clearly and with feeling. Interesting story with a twist at the end

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