Miranda Seymour was born in an ancestral country house in England, and still lives there, together with her mother, her American husband, Ted, and a cat called Simpkins. She runs the house, Thrumpton Hall, as a wedding and corporate business, and has written a book (In My Father's House) about her life there. Miranda Seymour’s most recent and widely praised book, Noble Endeavours, tells the compelling story of the 400 years of friendship between England and Germany through a mass of unpublished memoirs and unknown stories. Published in hardback in 2013, the paperback is out this May. Best known for her biographies of Mary Shelley, Robert Graves, Ottoline Morrell, The Bugatti Queen (Helle Nice Delangle), A Ring of Conspirators (Henry James and his literary circle), Miranda has also written some acclaimed novels, including The Telling (published in the US as The Summer of '39) and The Reluctant Devil, a London-based satire. She reviews for several journals and papers and has most recently published Chaplin's Girl: The Life and Loves of Virginia Cherrill. This book tells the rags-to-riches story of the actress who achieved international fame in City Lights, married Cary Grant and then an English Earl - and gave up all for love. In My Father's House was published in the US as Thrumpton Hall.
- By: Miranda Seymour
- Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
- Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
There is no more dramatic scene in literary history than the stormy night by Lake Geneva when Byron, Claire Clairmont, Polidori and the Shelleys met to talk of horror and the unexplained....
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