Vanishing Cornwall - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Vanishing Cornwall - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages
Published: 08/03/2012
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

'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: 525 g
Dimensions: 170 x 211 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This classic evocation of du Maurier's beloved home ranks as a work of art ... Reissued with handsome photos by Daphne's son, these glorious accounts, all set against superbly sketched landscapes, still cast their eerie spell - Independent

An eloquent elegy on the past of a county she loved so much - The Times

Cornwall, England ... with its legends of Arthur and Tristan, its intimations of Crete, its history and tales, its trades and peoples ... its perpetual spring ... a likely subject for Miss du Maurier's romance - Kirkus Reviews

Du Maurier has no equal - Sunday Telegraph

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“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 other works by Du Maurier too),the information within is... More

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