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In My Father's House By Miranda Seymour

In My Father's House by Miranda Seymour

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The extraordinary true story of a man whose upper-crust surface belied darker depths and desires, and how his behaviour affected his wife and daughter.

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In My Father's House: Elegy for an Obsessive Love by Miranda Seymour

'Dear Thrumpton, how I miss you tonight,' wrote George Seymour in 1944, when he was aged twenty-one. But the object of his affection was not a young woman, but a house -- ownership of which was then a distant dream. But he did eventually acquire Thrumpton, a beautiful country house in Nottinghamshire, and it was in this idyllic home that Miranda Seymour grew up. But her upbringing was far from idyllic, as life revolved around her father's capriciousness. The House took priority, and everything -- everyone -- else was secondary. Until, that is, the day late on in his life when George Seymour took to riding powerful motorbikes around the countryside clad in black leather in the company of a young male friend. Had he taken leave of his senses? Or finally found them? And how did this sea-change affect his wife and daughter? Both biography and family memoir, IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE is a riveting and ultimately shocking portrait of desire both overt and suppressed, and the devastating consequences of misplaced love.

About Miranda Seymour

Miranda Seymour, author of the award-winning In My Father's House has written many acclaimed novels and biographies, including lives of Mary Shelley, Robert Graves, Ottoline Morrell and Helle Nice, the Bugatti Queen.

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GOR011244556
9780743268677
0743268679
In My Father's House: Elegy for an Obsessive Love by Miranda Seymour
Used - Like New
Hardback
Simon & Schuster
2007-02-05
320
Winner of PEN/Ackerley Prize 2008
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