Welcome to the Daphne du Maurier website
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novel, Virago have introduced a new special edition of this most iconic book. Published on 1st March 2018 we are sure this book will draw Daphne’s existing fans back to Manderley and encourage new readers to discover what can genuinely be described as one of the best-loved novels ever written.
We are running a competition on our Twitter page from 1st – 10th March so that one lucky follower can win a copy of this book, generously donated to us by Virago.
In March 2016 we re-launched the Daphne du Maurier website. We extend thanks to the du Maurier Browning family for its on-going support and to John Baxendale for all his work running the site for so many years.
On this site you will find information about Daphne du Maurier's life and work and about her family and associates. There is a forum which provides an opportunity for Daphne's readers, followers, admirers and fans to contribute their views and knowledge, a news page to keep you up to date with the latest information on people, places and events connected with Daphne and much more.
Pictured above is the Gribbin Head, just outside Fowey, a feature of the landscape that was so important to Daphne du Maurier and her writing.
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, the great writer and important literary man of Fowey, was often referred to as Q. Recently the Daphne du Maurier website was approached by The Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Memorial Fund (the Q Fund) asking if we would consider giving him an internet presence. Because of the close links between Daphne du Maurier and Q we happily agreed to this and so it is with real pleasure that the du Maurier Browning family and the Daphne du Maurier website welcome this new section to the website dedicated to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Just click on the Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch link in the side menu to read what we have included so far.
We would be interested in including your articles, news, reviews and snippets of information on the website so come on all you Daphne du Maurier and Q followers, make this your website by getting in touch and sharing what you know.
"I walked this land with a dreamer’s freedom and with a waking man’s perception – places, houses whispered to me their secrets and shared with me their sorrows and their joys. And in return I gave them something of myself, a few of my novels passing into the folk-lore of this ancient place."
(from page 7, Enchanted Cornwall, Penguin Group 1989)