Daphne (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 02/03/2009
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It is 1957. As Daphne du Maurier wanders alone through her remote mansion on the Cornish coast, she is haunted by thoughts of her failing marriage and the legendary heroine of her most famous novel, "Rebecca", who now seems close at hand. Seeking distraction, she becomes fascinated by Branwell, the reprobate brother of the Bronte sisters, and begins a correspondence with the enigmatic scholar Alex Symington in which truth and fiction combine. Meanwhile, in present day London, a lonely young woman struggles with her thesis on du Maurier and the Brontes and finds herself retreating from her distant husband into a fifty-year-old literary mystery.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747596349
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A divine treat for lovers of literary mysteries' Kate Saunders, The Times 'Compulsively readable ... elegant and absorbing ... Daphne takes the reader on a journey of undiluted pleasure' Spectator 'An intelligent, absorbing mystery story, a real tour de force all bookworms will love' Daily Mail 'A beguiling and addictive novel that weaves different strands of the literary legacy of Daphne du Maurier and the Bronte family into a superb literary thriller ... it is constructed with a dazzling simplicity and draws you in uncontrollably ... this all adds up to a delicious piece of literary sleuthing ... a deeply involving and emotional story that beautifully conjures up the atmosphere of Daphne du Maurier's paranoia and her discomfort with family history ... This is a supremely enjoyable novel' Sunday Express

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“High hopes?”

I had high hopes for this book. However, I was disappointed.

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“Daphne”

The author presents a vivid insight into Daphne Du Maurier's complicated and troubled past. Daphne seeks distraction from her own problems by throwing herself into research of the Bronte family, particularly... More

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“Daphne”

This is a novel with three main characters, who together make up the story, Daphne Du Maurier as the title suggests, who is trying to write a biography on Branwell Bronte, a man called J A Symington who was the former... More

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