The Du Mauriers - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Du Mauriers - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 03/06/2004
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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: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Miss du Maurier creates on the grand scale; she runs through the generations, giving her family unity and reality . . . a rich vein of humour and satire . . . observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic, are here - Observer

It is my pick of the Spring biographical material for sheer entertainment value - and Daphne du Maurier is a gifted story teller, and makes no bones about the shortcomings of her own forebears, albeit she does it with a sympathetic - at times a tender - touch - Kirkus Reviews

Daphne du Maurier has no equal - Sunday Telegraph

One of the last century's most original literary talents - Daily Telegraph

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