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The Daphne Du Maurier Companion #2020

The Daphne Du Maurier Companion By Helen Taylor The Daphne Du Maurier Companion Daphne du Maurier is one of Britain s best loved authors her writing capturing the imagination in a way that few have been able to equal Rebecca her most famous novel was a huge success on first pu
  • Title: The Daphne Du Maurier Companion
  • Author: Helen Taylor
  • ISBN: 9781844082353
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Daphne Du Maurier Companion By Helen Taylor Daphne du Maurier is one of Britain s best loved authors, her writing capturing the imagination in a way that few have been able to equal Rebecca, her most famous novel, was a huge success on first publication and brought du Maurier international fame This enduring classic remains one of the nation s favourite books In this celebration of Daphne du Maurier s life and acDaphne du Maurier is one of Britain s best loved authors, her writing capturing the imagination in a way that few have been able to equal Rebecca, her most famous novel, was a huge success on first publication and brought du Maurier international fame This enduring classic remains one of the nation s favourite books In this celebration of Daphne du Maurier s life and achievements, today s leading writers, critics and academics discuss the novels, short stories and biographies that made her one of the most spellbinding and genre defying authors of her generation The film versions of her books are also explored, including Alfred Hitchcock s Rebecca and The Birds and Nicholas Roeg s Don t Look Now Featuring interviews with du Maurier s family and a long lost short story by the author herself, this is the indispensable companion to her work.Contributors include Sarah Dunant, Sally Beauman, Margaret Forster, Antonia Fraser, Michael Holroyd, Lisa Jardine, Julie Myerson, Justine Picardie and Minette Walters
    The Daphne Du Maurier Companion By Helen Taylor The Daphne du Maurier Collection by Daphne du Maurier If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have created magical and mysterious places Rebecca to Rachel of the best Daphne du Maurier films Oct , This earnest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier s play has not aged well Hungry Hill There s terrible trouble at t mines Copper John Cecil Parker decides to increase his Daphne du Maurier s disturbing relationship with father Oct , Rebecca made Daphne du Maurier internationally famous and also a wealthy woman In she at last persuaded the Rashleighs, an aristocratic Cornish family, to grant her a long lease Facts About Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca Mental Floss Oct , Daphne, directed by Amy Jenkins, was based on Margaret Forster s biography of du Maurier which revealed, for the first time, du Maurier s bisexuality For the second documentary, The The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier is easily one of the most well known authors, but this was my first venture into her works and I m now than excited to read her full length novels Not only does this little short story The Loving Spirit du Maurier, Daphne Daphne du Maurier s novel Rebecca made her one of the most successful writers of her time Alfred Hitchcock s adaptation of the book won the Best Picture Oscar in He later used her
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    1. Like a 3.8 playing catch up again story of my life lately.In the introduction to this book, editor Helen Taylor notes that the goal of this volume is to demonstrate the scope of her concerns and achievements hopefully to quell for ever the myth of a humourless, Cornish cliff walking upper middle class recluse who wrote only one good book And while it is true that a very large section of this book consists of introductions to other works by du Maurier all of the Virago editions , it seems to me t [...]


    2. As a longstanding du Maurier fan, this sounded right up my alley It turned out to be something of a mixed bag the interviews with family and friends were fascinating, but I could have done without some of the film critiques I also didn t realise that the overviews of the books, rather than being unique material for this volume, were the Introductions in the Virago print run all of which I ve already read Would love some fresh insights on my favourites My Cousin Rachel and The House on the Strand [...]


    3. It has taken me a long time to read this book, because it led me onto reading several du Maurier novels in between sections, which was perhaps part of the point It has also made me want to read the Margaret Forster biography I certainly have a rounded view of Daphne du Maurier now and learned a good deal about her life, writing and place in the culture of the times 30s to 80s It was a coup to find a previously unpublished story which is well places at the end of the book It was a good idea to p [...]


    4. I was really pleased with this book, as I have read most of du Maurier but nothing analytical about her or her work I take the point made by another reviewer, that this is a beginning to analysing du Maurier s work, certainly not the epitome Also, there is an emphasis on Rebecca and it would have been really useful to have on other of her novels For example, I became very interested in French Man s Creek, having visited the location and then reading the book with that atmosphere predominating I [...]


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