Enchanted Cornwall: her pictorial memoir

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M. Joseph, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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The English novelist recounts how her life and works have been affected by her long association with Cornwall and her acquaintance with its history

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This is Daphne Du Maurier's personal memoir, the story of how enchanted Cornwall formed her as a writer. Her novels set in the area are familiar: Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek, Jamaica Inn, The House on ... Read full review

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Wonderful book--but there are spoilers and they can sneak up on you. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Daphne Du Maurier was born in London on May 13, 1907 and educated in Paris. In 1932, she married Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning. She began writing short stories of mystery and suspense for magazines in 1928, a collection of which appeared as The Apple Tree in 1952. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931. Her tightly woven, highly suspenseful plots and her strong characters make her stories perfect for adaptation to film or television. Among her many novels that were made into successful films are Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), Frenchman's Creek (1941), Hungry Hill (1943), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Her short story The Birds (1953) was brought to screen by director Alfred Hitchcock in a treatment that has become a classic horror-suspense film. She died on April 19, 1989 at the age of 81.