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 and beauty, but as a young boy growing up, he is equally in awe of his brother. Eleven years older and a magnetic presence, Richard suffers from severe epilepsy. His energy influences the rhythms of the family, and his story inspires a journey towards an understanding of the mind.
The chill of the "dark historical spaces" coexists with the warmth of the family kitchen, and the surrounding landscapes are distinguished by secret haunts and the moat's depths.
Bursting with tender detail, this is a tribute to place, memory and the permanence of love.
©2009 William Fiennes; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd