Financial hijinks

There's a juicy article in The New Yorker about the recent sale (or... attempted sale?) of an English country house that once belonged to Evelyn Waugh. Waugh was not apparently a fan of the house himself (it was a gift from his in-laws), but it's where he wrote Brideshead Revisited, and the former tenants are refusing to vacate the house, despite the fact it's been sold out from under them, and they didn't really seem to own it in the first place. The previous tenants and their co-owner seem extremely financially shady, and it's a reminder to all of us: if you want to steal something, you need to go big. If you steal a pair of shoes, someone will arrest you. But if you steal a multi-million-pound house in the Cotswolds, it becomes a matter of debate!
Posted by: Julianka


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