Manderley Forever: The Life of Daphne du Maurier (Hardback)
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Manderley Forever: The Life of Daphne du Maurier (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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Bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier, the writer who influenced her deeply, in this startling and immersive new biography. A portrait of one writer by another, Manderley Forever meticulously recounts a life as mysterious and dramatic as the work it produced, and highlights du Maurier's consuming passion for Cornwall.

De Rosnay seamlessly recreates Daphne's childhood, rebellious teens and early years as a writer before exploring the complexities of her marriage and, finally, her cantankerous old age. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay's works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (in her time) critically underrated writer.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760632038
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 32 mm
Edition: Main


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Vivid, dreamlike...the strength of de Rosnay's biography is that it makes me want to visit (or revisit) her subject's books. * Daily Mail *
Ms. de Rosnay has written a biography that does justice to its heroine. * Wall Street Journal *
immersive, as thrilling as any of du Maurier's plots...brilliant * Irish Independent *
Clever and highly original...insightful and endearing * The Lady *
It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humour. It is very well written and very moving. I'm sure my mother would have loved this book. * Tessa Montgomery d'Alamein, daughter of Daphne du Maurier *
A fascinating, in-depth portrait...Through de Rosnay's novel-like narrative, exhaustive research and unbridled imagination, du Maurier's spirit comes alive on the page. * Publishers Weekly *

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“A mesmerising portrait”

I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
This first biography of Daphne du Maurier written in French, though now translated back into English, owes much to the author’s... More

Hardback edition
9th April 2017
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“An exciting life - a fascinating book”

This book is essentially a biography of Daphne du Maurier, author of “Rebecca”, “Jamaica Inn” and “My Cousin Rachel”, among other novels and short stories. Whether deliberately or not, it reads very much like a novel,... More

Hardback edition
6th January 2018
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