The Birds And Other Stories

The Birds And Other Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/05/2004
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The Birds And Other Stories
An Amazing Writer
Daphne Du Maurier's writing is so compelling and absorbs you completely from the very first line. Some of these stories are a mere 30 pages long and this s... READ MORE
Kari Fry at Stevenage
The Birds And Other Stories
Six perfectly-formed novels in miniature
Perhaps because of Hitchcock's 1963 film, The Birds is the most well-known and therefore titular story in this collection of six; however, each one is a ge... READ MORE
Laura McGloughlin


How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew ... A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verita' promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd ... 'A remarkable imagination continually provokes both pity and terror' - The Observer

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844080878
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 204g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 17 mm

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The Birds And Other Stories
A strong, intelligent, immersive, engaging collection.
Birds are gathering, in the sea, in the trees, in the countryside and in the cities. Then they begin to attack, murders of crows, swarms of starlings, a gu... READ MORE
Janet E
The Birds And Other Stories
Superb collection
It’s difficult to believe that it’s some 70 years since these stories were first published. They’re timeless and feel as fresh and relevant now as they di... READ MORE
Anita Wallas
The Birds And Other Stories
Highly recommended
My impression is that there's a lot words about Daphne Du Maurier, about Manderley, Rebecca etc but it's like it's in a vacuum. She was an author that wro... READ MORE
The Birds And Other Stories
Six short stories, all perfectly formed and very different.
As a big DDM fan, I have read and reread her books over the years, and some of these are old favourites. One of the greatest storytellers of our time, she... READ MORE
June Walters
The Birds And Other Stories
I am a die hard Daphne Du Maurier fan and she is an author like no other. I was so pleased to receive this copy which was a perfect book to read over the h... READ MORE
Amy Henstridge
The Birds And Other Stories
Spooky Stories
I am a huge Du Maurier fan but I had never read this collection of short stories before. I know The Birds of course, but only as the Alfred Hitchcock film,... READ MORE
Sue Hill