The Loving Spirit - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Loving Spirit - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/03/2004
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Daphne du Maurier's lushly written novel . . . is a rapturous celebration of the beauties of the Cornish landscape - Michele Roberts

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Cornwall, 1900s. Plyn Boat Yard is a hive of activity, and Janet Coombe longs to share in the excitement of seafaring: to travel, to have adventures, to know freedom.

But constrained by the times, instead she marries her cousin Thomas, a boat builder, and settles down to raise a family.

Janet's loving spirit - the passionate yearning for adventure and for love - is passed down to her son, and through him to his children's children. As generations of the family struggle against hardship and loss, their intricately plotted history is set against the greater backdrop of war and social change in Britain.

Her debut novel, The Loving Spirit established du Maurier's reputation and style with an inimitable blend of romance, history and adventure.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844080939
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 130 x 201 x 28 mm


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Daphne du Maurier's lushly written novel . . . is a rapturous celebration of the beauties of the Cornish landscape -- Michele Roberts
She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality * Guardian *
No other popular writer has so triumphantly defied classification . . . She satisfied all the questionable criteria of popular fiction, and yet satisfied the exacting requirements of "real literature", something very few novelists ever do -- Margaret Forster
Daphne du Maurier's lushly written novel . . . is a rapturous celebration of the beauties of the Cornish landscape * Michele Roberts *
Miss du Maurier creates on the grand scale ... a rich vein of humour and satire, observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic are here * OBSERVER *

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With Rebecca being one of my favourite books of all time, and the only book i had read of Daphne Du Maurier's - i had high hopes for the loving spirit. I enjoyed the structure of the book and enjoy books which... More

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“The Loving Spirit”

First published in 1931 'The Loving Spirit' is a beautifully crafted story with the sea at its heart. Once immersed I couldn't put it down. Daphne du Maurier weaves such intricate visions. I don't... More

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