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10:06 UK time, Friday, 18 April 2008

"My mother wants to move to a place where she can afford to switch on the heating" - Evelyn Waugh's granddaughter on selling the £2.25m family home.

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Evelyn Waugh is buried at the edge of the grounds of the Grade II listed building where he spent the last 10 years of his life. There's barely an author worth his salt who hasn't been round to the 14-bedroom home in Somerset, says granddaughter Daisy. Graham Greene, John Betjeman, Muriel Spark and Salman Rushdie feature among the guest list but, unable to pay the central heating costs, the Waughs' toes are too chilled and the family is gracefully bowing out.

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