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Thrumpton Hall by Miranda Seymour
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Mar 22, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 2008

Kind of an odd book, but so was the author's father. This is the true story about a man in love with a house. Well, true escept that it is told from the daughter's perspective, even though she has input from his diaries and his wife. He was not a nice man, but his love affair with the house appears to have resulted from a fairly unhappy childhood and repressed homosexuality - both a common occurrence in the English generation of wannabee aristocrats before WWII. The love affair with the house has been passed on to his daughter. It's well-written, but snide. She didn't like her father very much, but she admits she is a lot like him. Her mother would appear to have gotten the worst of the deal over the years, but that is also from the daughter's perspective.

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