The Du Mauriers

The Du Mauriers

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 03/06/2004
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Synopsis

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA.

'Miss du Maurier creates on the grand scale . . . observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic, are here' OBSERVER

'It is my pick of the Spring biographical material for sheer entertainment value . . . a gifted story teller' KIRKUS REVIEWS

'Daphne du Maurier has no equal' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

When Daphne du Maurier wrote this book she was only thirty years old and had already established herself both as a biographer with the acclaimed Gerald: A Portrait and as a novelist. Here, she further explores her fascinating family history.

The Du Mauriers was written during a vintage period of her career, between two of her best-loved novels: Jamaica Inn and Rebecca.

Her aim was to write her family biography 'so that it reads like a novel' and it was due to du Maurier's remarkable imaginative gifts that she was able to breathe life into the characters and depict with affection and wit the relatives she never knew, including her grandfather, the famous Victorian artist and Punch cartoonist - and creator of Trilby.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844080649
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 28 mm

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