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Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
  

Frenchman's Creek

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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 such as the freedom and independence men had while women were constrained by responsibilities and how society felt they should behave. Dona St Columb is a feisty heroine who grabs some excitement and independence while she can, knowing only too well that this can only be shortlived.

September 2009 Guest Editor Emily Barr on Frenchman's Creek by DAPHNE DU MAURIER

Women escaping from their day to day lives is a theme to which I find myself returning again and again. This novel is the ultimate such story, a wildly exciting and utterly engrossing adventure. Since I moved to Cornwall I have been reading Du Maurier again, and concluding that she is not sufficiently appreciated as a fabulous, literary, exciting writer.

If you like Daphne du Maurier you might also like to read books by Susan Howatch, Sara Donati and Will Davenport.

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Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier

The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for a life of honest love -- and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.

It is this Dona who flees the stews of London for remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds there the passion her spirit craves -- in the love of a daring pirate hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy.

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'A heroine who is bound to make thousands of friends' SUNDAY TIMES

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier
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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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2003

Author

Daphne du Maurier

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Author's Website

www.dumaurier.org/

Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback (b Format)
272 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
Historical Fiction
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Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781844080410

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