Vanishing Cornwall

Vanishing Cornwall

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 08/03/2012
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'An eloquent elegy on the past of a county she loved so much' THE TIMES

'This classic evocation of du Maurier's beloved home ranks as a work of art ... ' INDEPENDENT

'Du Maurier has no equal' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone ... I for this, and this for me.'

Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination and many of her works are set there, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek.

In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844088539
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Weight: 525g
  • Dimensions: 170 x 211 x 15 mm

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Vanishing Cornwall
An Intriguing Read
I am a big fan of Daphne du Maurier and having Cornish ancestry I was drawn to this book. Although the writing is a bit whimsical at times(I find that in o... READ MORE
Lynda Keedwell