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Daphne du Maurier was born in London in 1907, the second daughter of a famous stage actor and actress. Her first novel was published in 1931, but it was her 1938 novel Rebecca which made her one of the most successful writers of her time. Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the book won the Best Picture Oscar in 1940, and he used her material again for his classic The Birds. In 1969, Du Maurier was created a Dame of the British Empire.
At the age of 81, Du Maurier died at home in her beloved Cornwall, the region that had been the setting for many of her books.
The characters were vivid and robust! The storyline was fun and adventurous. It was not your typical damsel in distress story where the man saves woman because she is helpless and... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amy DeVeuve
I swear this book by Daphne du Maurier left me scratching my head in bewilderment (to say nothing about some people's concept of feminism). Read morePublished 6 days ago by Atty Tude
Read this many years ago; picked it up immediately on arrival and finished within 24 hours. Enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than the first time.Published 1 month ago by pcol6642
I have only recently gottten into Daphne DuMaurier, and have enjoyed them all, but Frenchman's Creek was one of my favorites. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Lou Sears
This has been my favorite book since I was a young women. I misplaced my at home copy, so bought it for my kindle. Every time I read it I see someething new and different.Published 2 months ago by Genevieve R. Long
The forever ache of love and life are the poetry and ecstasy of being. Daphne du Maurier's novel and masterpiece are the matrix and meaning of life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by william newmoon
One of my all-time favorite books. I read it every two years or so. Wonderful story, exceptional writing, so romantic.Published 3 months ago by Renee Breitbach
Dona St Colomb finds adventure. This isn't Rebecca but you won't be disappointed. Seven more words are required to reviewPublished 3 months ago by Penelope