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The Music Room : A Memoir - William Fiennes

The Music Room

A Memoir

Paperback Published: 13th September 2010
ISBN: 9780393338782
Number Of Pages: 224

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William Fiennes spent his childhood in a moated castle, the perfect environment for a child with a brimming imagination. It is a house alive with history, beauty, and mystery, but the young boy growing up in it is equally in awe of his brother Richard. Eleven years older and a magnetic presence, Richard suffers from severe epilepsy. His illness influences the rhythms of the family and the house's internal life, and his story inspires a journey, interwoven with a loving recollection, toward an understanding of the mind. This is a song of home, of an adored brother and the miracle of consciousness. The chill of dark historical places coexists with the warmth and chatter of the family kitchen; the surrounding landscapes are distinguished by ancient trees, secret haunts, the moat's depths and temptations. Bursting with tender detail, The Music Room is a sensuous tribute to place, memory, and the permanence of love.

Industry Reviews

"Exemplary." -- The Telegraph "An artful memory piece about a unique home life." -- Kirkus Reviews "Humane rather than melodramatic, a lovely memoir rich with poignancy of family and place." -- Wall Street Journal "A haunting lament for a life that could have been and the love that remained for a broken mind." -- Amanda Foreman, author of The Duchess

ISBN: 9780393338782
ISBN-10: 0393338789
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 13th September 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18

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