Huston inherited a storytelling gene from her father, director John Huston, and another from her mother, dancer Enrica Soma.
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If a storytelling gene exists, the 62-year-old Huston inherited one from her father, the Oscar-winning director John Huston, and another from her mother, the ballet dancer Enrica Soma, who nurtured in her children a love of books and a gift for observation.Huston spoke to Reuters about her childhood, growing up in the rambling 18th-century Irish estate that her father had purchased, and writing her memoir by hand. Q: In your memoir you quote an excerpt from one of your mother's letters. Q: Her exceptional gift for language seems to have influenced you.My mother, though, was there much, much more during my childhood than my father."Grimm's Fairy Tales," "Orlando [The Marmalade Cat]," the Madeline books, the Tolkien books, though I never responded to "The Hobbit".My mother gave me the French writer Colette when I was 13 . "The Vagabond," "Cherie," those were my coming-of-age books. Q: It was interesting to read how your parents restored the estate in St. Clerans [in Craughwell, County Galway], and the care your mother took designing its interior.
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