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Daphne du Maurier Book and Novel

Daphne du Maurier - Author


Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. She began writing short stories and articles in 1928 and in 1931 her first novel, THE LOVING SPIRIT, was published. It was the novel REBECCA that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of all time.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
Daphne du Maurier
Starting, literally, on a dark and stormy night as Mary Yellan journeys to live with her aunt at the remote and foreboding Jamaica Inn, this, alongside Rebecca is arguably Du Maurier’s most famous work. Less well known is that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Rebecca Collectors' Edition by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca Collectors' Edition
Daphne du Maurier
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” is probably one of the most famous first lines from a novel and captures the readers interest immediately. What is Manderley? Why is our narrator dreaming about it? The story is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2007
Golden Lads by Daphne du Maurier
Golden Lads
Daphne du Maurier
Many people don’t realise that Daphne du Maurier wrote non fiction and here with Golden Lads she has written a fascinating account of, brothers, Anthony and Francis Bacon’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth I, through their friendship with the Earl of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2007
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
My Cousin Rachel
Daphne du Maurier
This is du Maurier’s tenth novel and only the second where she had a male narrator. Philip Ashley is young and inexperienced in the ways of the world and this is the perspective taken on the story as it unfolds....
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/05/2003
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
Frenchman's Creek
Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier herself describes this as the only “romantic” novel she wrote. It does have a lighter story line perhaps than some of her other work but it is still a terrific swashbuckling story and does cover important themes...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/05/2003
Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
Daphne du Maurier
After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan goes to live with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor. The isolation and wildness of the moor are so intertwined with the plotlines of fear,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2003
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier
A 2012 World Book Night selection.“ Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…” is probably one of the most famous first lines from a novel and captures the readers interest immediately. What is Manderley? Why is our narrator...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2003

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