The Daphne Du Maurier Companion - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Daphne Du Maurier Companion - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages
Published: 03/05/2007
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'A marvellous celebration of du Maurier's life, work and cultural legacy' SARAH WATERS

'She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense' GUARDIAN

'One of the last century's most original literary talents ' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Daphne du Maurier is one of Britain's best-loved bestselling authors. Her writing captured the imagination in a way that few have been able to equal. Rebecca, her most famous novel was a huge success on first publication and brought du Maurier international fame. This enduring classic remains one of the nation's favourite books.

In this celebration of Daphne du Maurier's life and achievements, today's leading writers, critics and academics discuss the novels, short stories and biographies that made her one of the most spellbinding and genre-defying authors of her generation. The film versions of her books are also explored, including Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca and The Birds and Nicholas Roeg's Don't Look Now. Featuring interviews with du Maurier's family and a long-lost short story by the author herself, this is the indispensable companion to her work.

Contributors include Sarah Dunant, Sally Beauman, Margaret Forster, Antonia Fraser, Michael Holroyd, Lisa Jardine, Julie Myerson, Justine Picardie and Minette Walters.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844082353
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality - Guardian

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

A marvellous celebration of du Maurier's life, work and cultural legacy; an indispensable guide to the writer and her art - Sarah Waters

A storyteller of cunning and genius - Sally Beauman

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

A marvellous celebration of du Maurier's life, work and cultural legacy; an indispensable guide to the writer and her art - Sarah Waters

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