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Miranda Seymour

on her father’s house

This is the tale of a man obsessed with one thing and one thing alone - the stately home of Thrumpton Hall in Nottinghamshire. Miranda Seymour describes her father, George FitzRoy Seymour's obsession with the house, which- although he wasn't due to inherit it by birth- he became deeply attached to from an early age and came to possess. Miranda weaves the story of her father's life and the history of the house together in this astonishingly honest story which lays out some of the dark truths lurking within the high brick walls of Thrumpton. Throughout this story the voice of Miranda's mother rings out, a counterpoint to Miranda's own narrative.