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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.
I read Dapne DuMaurier when I was in high school. I love how she makes the Cornwall and Devon one of the characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. McMahon
Truly a good book, I read it years ago and came back to it. I wish de Maurier had written a lot more books. For the true romantic.
Right up there with Gone With the Wind.
Re-reading Daphne DuMaurier's novels, which I first read as a teenager, I find that the novels are still delightfully well-written, and I enjoyed Frenchman's Creek immensely. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gail R. Pack
I liked this book because of the strong female lead, her courage to break from society and how the love of Dona is described. I identified with her. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JaneAhloma
After a slow start, the atmospheric writing and intrigue pulled me into this wonderful, romantic story. Daphne du Maurier is unparalleled at moody, discriptive prose. Loved it !Published 5 months ago by Ruth Bain
I thought it was rather fairy talelish. I didn't like the ending although it was probably the best. It was alright.Published 6 months ago by bookworm
Beautifully written with landscapes and weather that reflect the strong emotions of the detailed persons and personas within this novel. ExcellentPublished 6 months ago by Grethe H. Barber