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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.
Beautifully written with landscapes and weather that reflect the strong emotions of the detailed persons and personas within this novel. ExcellentPublished 2 days ago by Grethe H. Barber
My mom had this book & I read it when I was probably 10. Not very age-appropriate but the plot is romantic and not all that explicit. Read morePublished 10 days ago by mossy
This is pirates reader's dream come true. I would never have dreamed the ending.....and I love being surprised! Read morePublished 11 days ago by Susan Freeze Jennings
Love Daphne du Maurier writings! This is one of my favorites. Filled with adventure and a simple romance story. Who wouldn't fall for a French pirate? Read morePublished 13 days ago by Rosemary Nash
Romance novel without the explicit, sexual content. Cute though somewhat predictable story of a woman bored with her marriage, so she decides to take her children to the family's... Read morePublished 14 days ago by denas
“...I will shed no more tears, like a spoilt child. For whatever happens we have had what we have had. No one can take that from us. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Kristi Richardson
Seventeenth century Lady Dona St. Columb defies stifling conventions for the proper upper class woman with adolescent behavior. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Anna
Lady Mary meets hot pirate!
How fun! Dowton Abbey wish they had thought of it!