Prudence, being the family black sheep, and therefore not in possession of a comfortable inheritance, rents a house.
It's an invidious position, but not one likely to change soon.
Today she's been house-hunting.
It's not a happy pastime. Rental properties in Perth are ridiculously expensive, and all landlords consider tenants to be scum.
Why else would houses routinely lack flyscreens or insulation? Or window locks, the absence of which will get one refused contents insurance.
And what idiot thought anyone would want an address in Sopwith Elbow?