Tag Archives: Carlton Towers

Keeping Up With Aristocrats (More)

The second episode of the new ITV series “Keeping Up With the Aristocrats” airs tomorrow on ITV at 9pm. This will, no doubt, offer additional examples of enterprising efforts by four aristocratic families to make something of more immediate value … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Diaries, Documentaries, Interviews, Newspapers, Television Programs | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Keeping Up With Aristocrats (More)

Waugh and Country Houses

There have been several recent articles that mention Evelyn Waugh in connection with English country houses: Carlton Towers. As notedĀ in a recent post, this house was the setting of Hetton Abbey in the 1980s film version of A Handful of … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Anniversaries, Brideshead Revisited, Catholicism, Evelyn Waugh, Letters, Newspapers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hetton Abbey and Carlton Towers

Blogger Cathy MurrayĀ posting on her weblogĀ “Cabbages and Semolina”Ā has discussed several country houses that have inspired literary locations. After mentioning the connection between Highclere CastleĀ and Downton Abbey and that between Castle Howard and Brideshead Castle sheĀ notes that: A less well known … Continue reading

Posted in A Handful of Dust, Adaptations, Diaries, Film, Letters, Locations | Tagged , | Comments Off on Hetton Abbey and Carlton Towers