The Duke of EarlI am a dual-national; a citizen of The United Kingdom and The United States of America. Until three years ago I believed an elaborate fiction about my family's history on the other side of the Atlantic. Last year I stepped foot into America for the first time, following my Grandfather's path from east to west. The Duke of Earl is split into four chapters that metaphorically narrate my Grandfathr's life whilst also reflecting different aspects of the American psyche The American Dream, a culture of excess, freedom and the open road, and redemption. The project combines my fictions with my discoveries to create a new understanding of my family's past.
Christopher Bethell Jadwiga Brontē Caro Ray