In My Father's House by Miranda Seymour
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In My Father's House
By Miranda Seymour

In My Father's House

Elegy for an Obsessive Love

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In My Father's House by Miranda Seymour

Book Awards

  • Winner of PEN/Ackerley Prize 2008.

Book Description

'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 else was secondary, even his wife. 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 HOUSEis a riveting and ultimately shocking portrait of desire both overt and suppressed, and the devastating consequences of misplaced love.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416502722
ISBN-10: 1416502726
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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The life of two countries, England and Germany, in many stories.

Mary Shelley by Miranda Seymour Mary Shelley, Paperback (June 2011)

Mary Shelley's own life was as dramatic as her fiction. Even had she not (at the age of 19) authored "Frankenstein", one of the greatest horror fables in literature, she would be crucial to the study of Romanticism. Drawing on unexplored sources, this biography penetrates the myth to offer the fullest portrait of this extraordinary woman.

Chaplin's Girl by Miranda Seymour Chaplin's Girl, Paperback (April 2010)

The enchanting story of 1930s Hollywood darling Virginia Cherrill, who traded international stardom for true love.

Thrumpton Hall by Miranda Seymour Thrumpton Hall, Paperback / softback (June 2009)

Seymour's wonderful memoir is a kind of posthumous conversation with her father. The end is particularly powerful. What a gripping, poignant, dramatic, emotionally searing memoir.--Joyce Carol Oates. 8-page b&w photo insert.

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Author Biography - 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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