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Theatre production of Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn in Chesterfield, 28 August to 1 September
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Theatre production of Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn in Chesterfield, 28 August to 1 SeptemberTheatre production of Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn in Chesterfield, 28 August to 1 September
Theatre production of Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn in Chesterfield, 28 August to 1 September
As part of their summer play season, Chesterfield Theatres are staging a production of Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel 'Jamaica Inn' from 28 August to 1 September. 'Lonely and dark on the bleak Cornish moors, Jamaica Inn is a place full of secrets, violence and rum that fuels the nightmares of the ghosts that howl with the wind.' For more information and tickets, visit their website at the link below.... More >>

http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/shows/summer-play-season-jamaica-inn.aspx#.W0tFcK2ZPq0


Theatre production of Du Maurier's Jamaica Inn in Chesterfield, 28 August to 1 September
Helston Theatre Company production of <em>Jamaica Inn</em>
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Helston Theatre Company production of <em>Jamaica Inn</em>Helston Theatre Company production of Jamaica Inn
Helston Theatre Company production of <em>Jamaica Inn</em>
12th July 2018: The Helston Theatre Company will be performing Jamaica Inn at two locations in Cornwall in August. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier this production is directed by Gillian Geer. ... More >>

http://www.helstontheatrecompany.co.uk/


Helston Theatre Company production of <em>Jamaica Inn</em>
Rebecca Film Talk at Somerset House on 12th August
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Rebecca Film Talk at Somerset House on 12th AugustRebecca Film Talk at Somerset House on 12th August
Rebecca Film Talk at Somerset House on 12th August
On Sunday 12th August at Somerset House in London, as part of the Film4 summer screenings, Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation of 'Rebecca' will be shown. Before the screening, there will also be a special event discussing the adaptation with a panel of experts, including film journalist Sophie Monks Kaufman. For more information and to buy tickets for the event and for the screening itself, click on the link below.... More >>

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/film4-summer-screen/behind-the-screen/dead-wives-and-poor-darlings-marriage-and-murder-writing-women


Rebecca Film Talk at Somerset House on 12th August
Review of Le Monde Infernal de Branwell Brontë
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Review of Le Monde Infernal de Branwell BrontëReview of Le Monde Infernal de Branwell Brontë
Review of Le Monde Infernal de Branwell Brontë
6th July 2018: On Thursday 28th June the Literary Supplement of Le Figaro published a review of the new French language edition of Daphne du Maurier’s biography of Branwell Brontë ... More >>
Review of Le Monde Infernal de Branwell Brontë
'Don't Look Now' on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July
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'Don't Look Now' on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July'Don't Look Now' on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July
'Don't Look Now' on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July
The radio play of Daphne du Maurier's short story 'Don't Look Now' will be on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July at 6pm. It will then be available online at the link below. The dramatization features the voices of Anna Chancellor and Michael Feast.... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jlbw


'Don't Look Now' on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July
'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures
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'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures
'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures
We were delighted to report last month that miniature replicas of the 'rook with a book' sculpture, designed and made by the Thrussells, are now available to purchase. Read the full news report to find out more and see photographs of the sculptures in detail.... More >>
'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures
Virago competition to win tickets to see Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca
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Virago competition to win tickets to see Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca Virago competition to win tickets to see Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca
Virago competition to win tickets to see Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca
This summer Picturehouse cinemas are screening classic Hitchcock films on the big screen, including the spellbinding 1940 adaptation of du Maurier's Rebecca. Daphne's publisher, Virago, are currently running a competition to win a pair of tickets to one of these special screenings. Visit their website at the link below to find out more and to enter.... More >>

https://www.virago.co.uk/rebecca-on-the-big-screen/


Virago competition to win tickets to see Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca
New French edition of Du Maurier's biography of Branwell Bronte
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New French edition of Du Maurier's biography of Branwell BronteNew French edition of Du Maurier's biography of Branwell Bronte
New French edition of Du Maurier's biography of Branwell Bronte
We are very pleased to see this new edition of the French translation of Daphne du Maurier's biography of Branwell Bronte (published in the UK in 1960 as 'The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte'). Du Maurier's biographer Tatiana de Rosnay provided a quotation for the cover of the book, published by Editions La Table Ronde: 'Branwell se forge un enfer personnel que Daphne du Maurier explore avec justesse' ('Branwell Bronte forged his own personal hell that Daphne du Maurier explores discerningly'). ... More >>

http://www.editionslatableronde.fr/ouvrage.php?id_ouv=I23608


New French edition of Du Maurier's biography of Branwell Bronte
Plymouth newspaper article on Du Maurier's King's General
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Plymouth newspaper article on Du Maurier's King's GeneralPlymouth newspaper article on Du Maurier's King's General
Plymouth newspaper article on Du Maurier's King's General
We were very interested to read this article in the Plymouth Herald about du Maurier's 1946 novel 'The King's General'. Although much of the book centres around the Menabilly estate, Plymouth and the surrounding area has an important role to play in the events of the Civil War as depicted in the book. This newspaper article discusses Neill Mitchell's research on the Radford Estate, including his correspondence with Du Maurier.... More >>

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/history/plymouth-star-daphne-du-maurier-1327645


Plymouth newspaper article on Du Maurier's King's General
Photographs of Daphne du Maurier in 'Women in Trousers' project archive
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Photographs of Daphne du Maurier in 'Women in Trousers' project archivePhotographs of Daphne du Maurier in 'Women in Trousers' project archive
Photographs of Daphne du Maurier in 'Women in Trousers' project archive
We were pleased to see these wonderful photos of Daphne du Maurier that her son, Kits Browning, contributed to the 'Women in Trousers' project archive. There are four photographs of Daphne, from the 1920s to 1970s.... More >>

https://www.womenintrousers.org/photographs.html


Photographs of Daphne du Maurier in 'Women in Trousers' project archive
'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures available to purchase
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'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures available to purchase'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures available to purchase
'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures available to purchase
We are pleased to inform fans that replicas of the 'rook with a book' sculpture are now available to order from the Thrussells' online shop. The sculpture was unveiled in Fowey in March by Daphne's son Kits Browning as a celebration of Daphne du Maurier's life and work. Each replica statue will be specially numbered and you can register your interest in ordering one on the Thrussells website at the link below.... More >>

http://thrussells.com/shop/


'Rook with a Book' replica sculptures available to purchase
Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca
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Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca
Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca
We are delighted to see the fantastic four page feature in this week's issue of Country Life magazine on Du Maurier's Rebecca (30th May). 'The Road to Manderley' by Flora Watkins features interviews with Daphne's children, Tessa Montgomery and Kits Browning; her grandson Rupert Tower; academic Dr Laura Varnam; and our very own du Maurier expert and owner of Bookends of Fowey, Ann Willmore.... More >>

http://www.countrylife.co.uk/publication/country-life/country-life-may-30-2018


Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca
Essay in the Dublin Review of Books about Du Maurier's Rebecca
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Essay in the Dublin Review of Books about Du Maurier's RebeccaEssay in the Dublin Review of Books about Du Maurier's Rebecca
Essay in the Dublin Review of Books about Du Maurier's Rebecca
We very much enjoyed reading this essay on Du Maurier's Rebecca, 'Manderley, again', written by Lia Mills in the Dublin Review of Books. Mills writes: 'One reason for Rebecca’s success is that it tells a good story, in the classic, narrative-driven sense – the sort of story at which it has become quite fashionable to sneer. Another is that the reader is never entirely sure exactly what is going on beneath the thrilling surface.' We are delighted that Rebecca is continuing to receive such great reviews in its 80th anniversary year and that it's brilliance is being recognised by critics.... More >>

http://www.drb.ie/essays/manderley-again


Essay in the Dublin Review of Books about Du Maurier's Rebecca
Helston Theatre Company production of 'Jamaica Inn' in August
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Helston Theatre Company production of 'Jamaica Inn' in AugustHelston Theatre Company production of 'Jamaica Inn' in August
Helston Theatre Company production of 'Jamaica Inn' in August
On August 4th and 5th, Helston Theatre Company are staging a production of Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel 'Jamaica Inn' at Penlee Park Open Air Theatre in Penzance. To find out more and for tickets, click on the link.... More >>

https://www.penleeparktheatre.com/events/helston-theatre-company-jamaica-inn/


Helston Theatre Company production of 'Jamaica Inn' in August
Hitchcock's adaptation of 'Rebecca' to be screened at Somerset House
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Hitchcock's adaptation of 'Rebecca' to be screened at Somerset HouseHitchcock's adaptation of 'Rebecca' to be screened at Somerset House
Hitchcock's adaptation of 'Rebecca' to be screened at Somerset House
On Sunday 12th August Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's REBECCA will be shown at Somerset House in London as part of the Film4 summer screenings programme. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the film on the big screen in the open air! For tickets and to find out more, click on the link below.... More >>

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/film4-summer-screen/rebecca


Hitchcock's adaptation of 'Rebecca' to be screened at Somerset House
Sarah Perry interview in The Independent: The Importance of du Maurier
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Sarah Perry interview in The Independent: The Importance of du MaurierSarah Perry interview in The Independent: The Importance of du Maurier
Sarah Perry interview in The Independent: The Importance of du Maurier
Sarah Perry, who wrote the new introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of Du Maurier's Rebecca, was interviewed in The Independent yesterday. Discussing her forthcoming novel 'Melmoth', Perry mentions the influence of du Maurier on her own work: 'Rebecca was very instrumental in my understanding of what a novel could achieve.' Sarah Perry is hosting an event in Norwich this Friday 25th May called 'Women on Writing' which will discuss the anniversary of Rebecca. Tickets here: https://nnfestival.org.uk/whats-on/women-on-writing/... More >>

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/sarah-perry-melmoth-essex-serpent-author-sexism-publishing-strong-female-characters-a8362006.html


Sarah Perry interview in The Independent: The Importance of du Maurier
Review of the Fowey Festival 2018
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Review of the Fowey Festival 2018Review of the Fowey Festival 2018
Review of the Fowey Festival 2018
We had a fantastic time at the Fowey Festival last week and we were delighted to meet so many enthusiastic and knowledgeable Daphne du Maurier fans and experts in Fowey. We have written a review of the Festival on our Festival News page, click the link below to read more.... More >>

http://www.dumaurier.org/news_details.php?id=492&nc=1


Review of the Fowey Festival 2018
New book by Sue Kittow: 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier'
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New book by Sue Kittow: 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier'New book by Sue Kittow: 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier'
New book by Sue Kittow: 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier'
Sue Kittow is the author of 'Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark' and 'Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers' and we are very pleased to see that her new book focuses on du Maurier. There are 14 walks in the book which take in the landscapes of du Maurier's 'The King's General', 'Frenchman's Creek', 'Vanishing Cornwall', 'Jamaica Inn', 'The House on the Strand' and much more. With maps and full instructions for each walk, we are sure that this will prove a popular book for fans wanting to walk in the footsteps of Daphne. The book is available from Bookends of Fowey.... More >>

http://www.suekittow.com/books.html


New book by Sue Kittow: 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier'
Sue Kittow discusses her new Du Maurier walks book on BBC Radio Cornwall
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Sue Kittow discusses her new Du Maurier walks book on BBC Radio CornwallSue Kittow discusses her new Du Maurier walks book on BBC Radio Cornwall
Sue Kittow discusses her new Du Maurier walks book on BBC Radio Cornwall
We were pleased to hear author Sue Kittow discussing her new book with Debbie McCrory on BBC Radio Cornwall on Wednesday afternoon. Sue's book 'Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier' features fourteen walks that take in the landscapes of many of Daphne's most popular novels, from The King's General to Frenchman's Creek. You can catch up on the interview on BBC iplayer at the link below (the interview begins at 37 minutes into the programme).... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064rjwp


Sue Kittow discusses her new Du Maurier walks book on BBC Radio Cornwall
Twitter giveaway winners announced
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Twitter giveaway winners announcedTwitter giveaway winners announced
Twitter giveaway winners announced
To celebrate reaching 2,000 followers on our Twitter account, we had a giveaway. The main prize was a second hand copy of Du Maurier's 'The Flight of the Falcon', the new Penguin edition of 'The Breakthrough', and a set of special du Maurier postcards, exclusively available from Bookends of Fowey. This was won by Allison. We also sent two du Maurier postcards to two runners up, Liz and Cathy. Do join us over on our twitter account!... More >>

https://twitter.com/D_DuMaurier


Twitter giveaway winners announced
Du Maurier's Rebecca in Guardian article 'Top writers choose their perfect crime'
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Du Maurier's Rebecca in Guardian article 'Top writers choose their perfect crime'Du Maurier's Rebecca in Guardian article 'Top writers choose their perfect crime'
Du Maurier's Rebecca in Guardian article 'Top writers choose their perfect crime'
In a Guardian article in which crime writers choose their perfect crime novel, author SJ Watson chooses Du Maurier's REBECCA. He writes, 'It is a dark, brooding psychological thriller, hauntingly beautiful, literature yes, but with a killer plot. I loved everything about it... Du Maurier slowly twists the screw until we have no idea who to trust.' We are delighted to see that Rebecca remains an inspiration to modern writers across a range of genres.... More >>

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/28/top-writers-choose-their-perfect?CMP=share_btn_tw


Du Maurier's Rebecca in Guardian article 'Top writers choose their perfect crime'
Virago Modern Classics celebrates 40 years
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Virago Modern Classics celebrates 40 yearsVirago Modern Classics celebrates 40 years
Virago Modern Classics celebrates 40 years
Daphne du Maurier's modern publisher, Virago, celebrates 40 years of the Virago Modern Classics series this year. Many of its list of important women writers, including du Maurier, are being reprinted with the distinctive 'green spine' and a new book has been published, edited by Virago's editorial director, Donna Coonan, called 'Writers as Readers: A Celebration of Virago Modern Classics.' This includes Sarah Dunant's brilliant introduction to du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn'. Visit Virago's website to find out more.... More >>

https://www.virago.co.uk/read-the-introduction-from-writers-as-readers/


Virago Modern Classics celebrates 40 years
Cornwall Life magazine focuses on Fowey
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Cornwall Life magazine focuses on FoweyCornwall Life magazine focuses on Fowey
Cornwall Life magazine focuses on Fowey
The May issue of Cornwall Life magazine, out now, focuses on fabulous Fowey! The magazine recognises the importance of Fowey to the life and works of Daphne du Maurier and features articles by current Fowey residents- including our own du Maurier expert Ann Willmore- and a list of the 'top twelve' events of the upcoming Fowey Festival (12-19th May 2018). ... More >>

http://www.cornwalllife.co.uk/magazines


Cornwall Life magazine focuses on Fowey
Sarah Perry to discuss 'Rebecca' at 'Women on Writing' event on May 25 in Norwich
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Sarah Perry to discuss 'Rebecca' at 'Women on Writing' event on May 25 in NorwichSarah Perry to discuss 'Rebecca' at 'Women on Writing' event on May 25 in Norwich
Sarah Perry to discuss 'Rebecca' at 'Women on Writing' event on May 25 in Norwich
Sarah Perry (author of 'The Essex Serpent' and the new introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca') will join Peggy Hughes and Fiona Sampson on Friday May 25th in Norwich for an event celebrating women's writing and three important anniversaries- the 100th birthday of Muriel Spark, the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and the 80th anniversary of Du Maurier's Rebecca. Find out more at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival website.... More >>

https://nnfestival.org.uk/whats-on/women-on-writing/


Sarah Perry to discuss 'Rebecca' at 'Women on Writing' event on May 25 in Norwich
Death of Livia Gollancz, Du Maurier's publisher
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Death of Livia Gollancz, Du Maurier's publisherDeath of Livia Gollancz, Du Maurier's publisher
Death of Livia Gollancz, Du Maurier's publisher
We were saddened to hear of the death of Livia Gollancz on Thursday March 29th 2018. Livia Gollancz was the daughter of Victor Gollancz and succeeded her father in running the publishing house, Victor Gollancz Ltd, after his death in 1967. Livia was one of the earliest women to run a major publishing house and she was a professional musician. ... More >>

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/livia-gollancz-obituary-92ltkz3pj


Death of Livia Gollancz, Du Maurier's publisher
'Manderley Forever' due out in paperback in May 2018
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'Manderley Forever' due out in paperback in May 2018'Manderley Forever' due out in paperback in May 2018
'Manderley Forever' due out in paperback in May 2018
We are delighted to hear that Tatiana de Rosnay's wonderful biography of Daphne du Maurier, 'Manderley Forever', will be published in paperback in May 2018, just in time for the Fowey Festival. Copies will be available at Bookends of Fowey. 'Manderley Forever' was first published in English in 2017. Follow the link below to read about the launch events last year, including a conversation between Tatiana and Daphne's eldest daughter, Lady Tessa Montgomery.... More >>

http://www.dumaurier.org/menu_page.php?id=137


'Manderley Forever' due out in paperback in May 2018
Article on Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', Female Jealousy, and Social Media
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Article on Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', Female Jealousy, and Social MediaArticle on Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', Female Jealousy, and Social Media
Article on Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', Female Jealousy, and Social Media
Click on the link below to read a modern take on Du Maurier's Rebecca by Caroline O'Donoghue called 'Is Rebecca the Novel Instagrammers need to read in 2018?' This discussion of the novel's relevance in the social media age shows how Du Maurier's Rebecca still resonates with 21st century audiences.... More >>

https://www.the-pool.com/arts-culture/books/2018/13/Caroline-O-Donoghue-on-Rebecca-and-female-jealousy-80-years


Article on Du Maurier's 'Rebecca', Female Jealousy, and Social Media
Du Maurier artwork 'the rook with a book' on ITV News West Country
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Du Maurier artwork 'the rook with a book' on ITV News West CountryDu Maurier artwork 'the rook with a book' on ITV News West Country
Du Maurier artwork 'the rook with a book' on ITV News West Country
The unveiling of the new public artwork in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du Maurier was featured on ITV News West Country this week. The sculpture was unveiled by Daphne's son Kits Browning and has been nicknamed 'the rook with a book'. Visit our Facebook page at the link below to see the video clip (pinned to the top of the page).... More >>

https://www.facebook.com/Daphne-du-Maurier-Website-1496160130691182/


Du Maurier artwork 'the rook with a book' on ITV News West Country
Cornish Guardian feature on Du Maurier sculpture 'the rook with a book'
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Cornish Guardian feature on Du Maurier sculpture 'the rook with a book'Cornish Guardian feature on Du Maurier sculpture 'the rook with a book'
Cornish Guardian feature on Du Maurier sculpture 'the rook with a book'
On Wednesday 28th March the Cornish Guardian featured an article on the unveiling of the 'rook with a book' by Kits Browning, Daphne du Maurier's son. We are delighted to see all the news coverage of this wonderful new public artwork which celebrates Daphne's work and her importance to Fowey.... More >>
Cornish Guardian feature on Du Maurier sculpture 'the rook with a book'
Du Maurier's short story THE APPLE TREE on Radio 4 Extra
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Du Maurier's short story THE APPLE TREE on Radio 4 ExtraDu Maurier's short story THE APPLE TREE on Radio 4 Extra
Du Maurier's short story THE APPLE TREE on Radio 4 Extra
The Radio 4 Extra series 'The World of Daphne du Maurier' continues with 'The Apple Tree', the title story from du Maurier's 1952 short story collection. The episode is now available to catch up online at the link below. The final episode in the series ('Panic') will be broadcast next Sunday, 1st April, at 6pm. ... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09wv5qs


Du Maurier's short story THE APPLE TREE on Radio 4 Extra
Cornwall Live article on Du Maurier 'Rook with a Book' Sculpture
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Cornwall Live article on Du Maurier 'Rook with a Book' SculptureCornwall Live article on Du Maurier 'Rook with a Book' Sculpture
Cornwall Live article on Du Maurier 'Rook with a Book' Sculpture
Find out more about the new 'Rook with a Book' sculpture, celebrating the works of Daphne du Maurier in Fowey. The Cornwall Live article includes a video of the unveiling ceremony and the speech made by Daphne du Maurier's son, Kits Browning. ... More >>

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/new-daphne-du-maurier-rook-1363720


Cornwall Live article on Du Maurier 'Rook with a Book' Sculpture
The 'rook with a book': new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du Maurier
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The 'rook with a book': new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du MaurierThe 'rook with a book': new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du Maurier
The 'rook with a book': new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du Maurier
On March 19th at 2pm in Berrills Yard in Fowey, the new sculpture nicknamed 'the rook with a book' was unveiled by Daphne du Maurier's son Kits Browning. The sculpture of a bird holding a book was inspired by Daphne du Maurier's 1952 short story 'The Birds' and is the first public monument to her work. The unveiling of the sculpture also launched the Fowey Festival 2018 programme.... More >>

http://www.foweyfestival.com/


The 'rook with a book': new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the work of Daphne du Maurier
'Rook with a book' sculpture discussed on BBC Radio Cornwall by Debbie McCrory
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'Rook with a book' sculpture discussed on BBC Radio Cornwall by Debbie McCrory'Rook with a book' sculpture discussed on BBC Radio Cornwall by Debbie McCrory
'Rook with a book' sculpture discussed on BBC Radio Cornwall by Debbie McCrory
You can catch up online with Debbie McCrory's afternoon show on BBC Radio Cornwall and hear more about the new sculpture unveiled in Fowey to celebrate the works of Daphne du Maurier. From 1 hr 19 mins, Debbie discusses the sculpture and also talks to the sculptors, Thomas and Gary Thrussell about how the 'rook with a book' came to be made and unveiled in Fowey.... More >>

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p060bp9r


'Rook with a book' sculpture discussed on BBC Radio Cornwall by Debbie McCrory
Du Maurier's short story GANYMEDE on Radio 4 Extra tonight at 6pm
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Du Maurier's short story GANYMEDE on Radio 4 Extra tonight at 6pmDu Maurier's short story GANYMEDE on Radio 4 Extra tonight at 6pm
Du Maurier's short story GANYMEDE on Radio 4 Extra tonight at 6pm
Radio 4 Extra's series 'The World of Daphne du Maurier' continues this evening, Sunday 18th March, with du Maurier's short story GANYMEDE from her 1959 collection 'The Breaking Point.' The episode will be available to catch up online shortly after the broadcast at the link below.... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w2lgp


Du Maurier's short story GANYMEDE on Radio 4 Extra tonight at 6pm
The new edition of REBECCA is the Book of the Week in The Lady
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The new edition of REBECCA is the Book of the Week in The LadyThe new edition of REBECCA is the Book of the Week in The Lady
The new edition of REBECCA is the Book of the Week in The Lady
We were delighted to see that the new Virago edition of du Maurier's REBECCA is the Book of the Week in this week's issue of THE LADY magazine. Du Maurier's novel 'still enthrals' and 'each re-reading reveals something new', writes Rebecca Wallersteiner. The Lady is a weekly magazine in the UK (this edition published 16 March 2018).... More >>

https://lady.co.uk


The new edition of REBECCA is the Book of the Week in The Lady
COMPETITION on the DU MAURIER WATCHES Facebook page!
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COMPETITION on the DU MAURIER WATCHES Facebook page!COMPETITION on the DU MAURIER WATCHES Facebook page!
COMPETITION on the DU MAURIER WATCHES Facebook page!
Pop over to the DU MAURIER WATCHES FACEBOOK PAGE to enter a wonderful competition to win not only a copy of the beautiful new edition of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' but also a stunning Swiss-made Du Maurier watch from the White Collection. Du Maurier Watches is run by Ned and Marianna du Maurier Browning and the company produces luxury Swiss-made watches inspired by generations of the du Maurier family and their achievements. The competition closes on 15th April. (Follow the link below)... More >>

https://www.facebook.com/DuMaurierWatches/


COMPETITION on the DU MAURIER WATCHES Facebook page!
Twitter competition winner announced
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Twitter competition winner announcedTwitter competition winner announced
Twitter competition winner announced
The winner of the competition over on our twitter page is Linda Tyson. Congratulations Linda! Your copy of the new edition of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' will be on its way to you this week. We are very grateful to Virago for donating the book. Do pop over and follow us on twitter (@D_DuMaurier) as we will have another du Maurier giveaway coming up in a few weeks time!... More >>

https://twitter.com/D_DuMaurier


Twitter competition winner announced
Article in the Irish Independent: 'Rebecca- the Grandmother of Great Grip-Lit'
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Article in the Irish Independent: 'Rebecca- the Grandmother of Great Grip-Lit'Article in the Irish Independent: 'Rebecca- the Grandmother of Great Grip-Lit'
Article in the Irish Independent: 'Rebecca- the Grandmother of Great Grip-Lit'
On 12th March the Irish Independent featured an article by Claire Coughlan on the influence of du Maurier's 'Rebecca' on contemporary crime and thriller writers. The novelist Erin Kelly, for example, comments: 'I see du Maurier as a forerunner to Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, Gillian Flynn: she is the giant whose magnificent shoulders the rest of us stand upon.' Du Maurier remains a crucial influence on contemporary writers in many genres.... More >>

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/rebecca-the-grandmother-of-great-griplit-36689110.html


Article in the Irish Independent: 'Rebecca- the Grandmother of Great Grip-Lit'
Du Maurier's short story THE ALIBI on Radio 4 Extra
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Du Maurier's short story THE ALIBI on Radio 4 ExtraDu Maurier's short story THE ALIBI on Radio 4 Extra
Du Maurier's short story THE ALIBI on Radio 4 Extra
Radio 4 Extra continued their series 'The World of Daphne du Maurier' with her short story 'The Alibi', broadcast on Sunday 11th March at 6pm. The episode is now available to catch up online (see the link below). This short story is from Du Maurier's 1959 collection 'The Breaking Point.'... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09v62hy


Du Maurier's short story THE ALIBI on Radio 4 Extra
Virago Book of the Month for March is Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
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Virago Book of the Month for March is Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'Virago Book of the Month for March is Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
Virago Book of the Month for March is Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
As part of the celebrations for the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', the novel is the Virago Book of the Month for March. Find out more on the Virago website (link below) and join in the discussion by following the hashtag #VMCBookClub on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@D_DuMaurier) and tweet us your thoughts on all things du Maurier!... More >>

https://www.virago.co.uk/book-month-rebecca-daphne-du-maurier/


Virago Book of the Month for March is Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
Article on Daphne du Maurier's 'ground-breaking feminism' by Araminta Hall
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Article on Daphne du Maurier's 'ground-breaking feminism' by Araminta HallArticle on Daphne du Maurier's 'ground-breaking feminism' by Araminta Hall
Article on Daphne du Maurier's 'ground-breaking feminism' by Araminta Hall
We are delighted to see so many interesting articles about Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' in the 80th anniversary year of its publication. On Friday 9th March the novelist Araminta Hall published an article entitled 'My Real Rebecca: On Daphne du Maurier's Ground-Breaking Feminism'. Hall writes: 'I can't remember how many times I have read Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca but I know I never tire of its brilliance.' Follow the link below to read the article in full.... More >>

https://fsgworkinprogress.com/2018/03/my-real-rebecca/


Article on Daphne du Maurier's 'ground-breaking feminism' by Araminta Hall
Dr Laura Varnam in The Independent: 'Why Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is still popular 80 years on'
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Dr Laura Varnam in The Independent: 'Why Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is still popular 80 years on'Dr Laura Varnam in The Independent: 'Why Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is still popular 80 years on'
Dr Laura Varnam in The Independent: 'Why Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is still popular 80 years on'
Dr Laura Varnam's article on the enduring popularity of du Maurier's 'Rebecca' was republished in The Independent on Friday 2nd March. Laura writes: 'When we return to the novel, 80 years on, and step into the vivid and dangerous dreamworld of Manderley, “secretive and silent as it had always been”, Du Maurier’s creative power cannot be in doubt. We will never be free from Rebecca – nor would we want to be.' Laura will be running a celebration of Rebecca at 80 at Fowey Festival in May.... More >>

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/rebecca-daphne-du-maurier-80th-anniversary-popular-still-why-manderley-a8234771.html


Dr Laura Varnam in The Independent: 'Why Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is still popular 80 years on'
'Rebecca and me': Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca' in the Irish Times today
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'Rebecca and me': Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca' in the Irish Times today'Rebecca and me': Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca' in the Irish Times today
'Rebecca and me': Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca' in the Irish Times today
Today The Irish Times online published Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca'. The article is entitled 'Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again: Rebecca and me'. A wonderful introduction to the novel, Perry writes: 'Rebecca is in the grand, disruptive tradition of the Gothic: it is deliciously transgressive, enticing the reader into complicity.' The new edition was published on March 1st to great enthusiasm from du Maurier fans worldwide.... More >>

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/last-night-i-dreamt-i-went-to-manderley-again-rebecca-and-me-1.3402476


'Rebecca and me': Sarah Perry's introduction to the new edition of 'Rebecca' in the Irish Times today
Du Maurier Short Short Stories on Radio 4 Extra, from Sunday 4th March
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Du Maurier Short Short Stories on Radio 4 Extra, from Sunday 4th MarchDu Maurier Short Short Stories on Radio 4 Extra, from Sunday 4th March
Du Maurier Short Short Stories on Radio 4 Extra, from Sunday 4th March
Du Maurier's short story 'The Chamois', from her 1959 collection 'The Breaking Point', will be on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday at 6pm. The following Sunday (11th March), the first story in the collection- 'The Alibi'- will be broadcast. Keep an eye on the link below as we think there will be three more episodes to come from this ingenious and unsettling short story collection.... More >>

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09t2fl5


Du Maurier Short Short Stories on Radio 4 Extra, from Sunday 4th March
COMPETITION on our Twitter page!
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COMPETITION on our Twitter page!COMPETITION on our Twitter page!
COMPETITION on our Twitter page!
To celebrate the publication of the new edition of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' by Virago today, 1st March, we are running a competition on our Twitter page (@D_DuMaurier). Virago have kindly donated a copy of the new edition, with the wonderful introduction by Sarah Perry, and we will be giving away this copy to one lucky winner! The competition is open until midnight on 10th March. To enter, you must 1. follow us on twitter 2. 'like' the pinned tweet at the top of our page. The winner will be chosen at random.... More >>

https://twitter.com/D_DuMaurier


COMPETITION on our Twitter page!
John Sutherland in The Times: 'The Enduring Mystery of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca'
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John Sutherland in The Times: 'The Enduring Mystery of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca'John Sutherland in The Times: 'The Enduring Mystery of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca'
John Sutherland in The Times: 'The Enduring Mystery of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca'
The 80th anniversary of 'Rebecca' continues to generate lots of fascinating articles in the national media. Yesterday The Times published an article by John Sutherland on the 'enduring mystery' of the novel. Please be aware that the article contains *spoilers* if you haven't already read it!... More >>

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-enduring-mystery-of-daphne-du-mauriers-rebecca-cq26dwtwh


John Sutherland in The Times: 'The Enduring Mystery of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca'
Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'
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Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'
Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'
Fowey Festival regular and Oxford academic Dr Laura Varnam published an article on 'Rebecca at 80' on the academic website The Conversation today. Exploring why the novel has haunted generations of readers and how it has effected du Maurier's literary reputation, Laura concludes: 'When we return to the novel, 80 years on, and step into the vivid and dangerous dreamworld of Manderley, “secretive and silent as it had always been”, du Maurier’s creative power cannot be in doubt. We will never be free from Rebecca – nor would we want to be.'... More >>

https://theconversation.com/du-mauriers-rebecca-at-80-why-we-will-always-return-to-manderley-92519


Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'
Guardian article on Rebecca by Olivia Laing
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Guardian article on Rebecca by Olivia LaingGuardian article on Rebecca by Olivia Laing
Guardian article on Rebecca by Olivia Laing
In the online edition of Friday's Guardian newspaper, the writer and critic Olivia Laing wrote an article on Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', entitled 'Sex, Jealousy, and Gender: Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca 80 years on.' We are delighted to see so many fascinating articles exploring the continued significance and relevance of the novel in its important anniversary year.... More >>

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/23/olivia-laing-on-daphne-du-mauriers-rebecca-80-years-on?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks


Guardian article on Rebecca by Olivia Laing
Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' featured in Waterstones Celebration of Women's Writing
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Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' featured in Waterstones Celebration of Women's Writing Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' featured in Waterstones Celebration of Women's Writing
Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' featured in Waterstones Celebration of Women's Writing
We were delighted to see 'Rebecca' at the top of the list of women's writing on Waterstone's latest blog, celebrating '100 books by women, to mark 100 years of the first women’s right to vote in Britain'. Other writers included on the list are Jeanette Winterson, George Eliot, and Jane Austen. In it's 80th anniversary year, it is wonderful to see 'Rebecca' in its rightful place alongside other classic works by great women novelists.... More >>

https://www.waterstones.com/blog/celebrating-womens-writing-ten-memorable-women-in-fiction?utm_source=WS_WomensWritingBlog3&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=february2018twitter


Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' featured in Waterstones Celebration of Women's Writing
Du Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' republished as Penguin Modern
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Du Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' republished as Penguin ModernDu Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' republished as Penguin Modern
Du Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' republished as Penguin Modern
We are delighted to hear that Penguin have republished Daphne du Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' in their new Penguin Modern range. The books in the series cost just £1 and Penguin state that 'these books celebrate the ground-breaking authors who define the radical spirit of Penguin Modern Classics.' The series also includes Orwell, Beckett, Kafka, Parker, Stein, and Nabokov. It is fantastic to see du Maurier's brilliance recognised by her inclusion in this list. 'The Breakthrough' was first published in du Maurier's 1971 collection 'Not After Midnight'.... More >>

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/308566/the-breakthrough/


Du Maurier's short story 'The Breakthrough' republished as Penguin Modern
New public artwork to be unveiled in Fowey based on du Maurier's The Birds
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New public artwork to be unveiled in Fowey based on du Maurier's The BirdsNew public artwork to be unveiled in Fowey based on du Maurier's The Birds
New public artwork to be unveiled in Fowey based on du Maurier's The Birds
We are absolutely delighted to announce the unveiling of a new public artwork in Fowey, inspired by du Maurier's The Birds. The sculpture, pictured here, is called 'The Bird' and it will be unveiled by Daphne du Maurier's son, Kits Browning, on March 19th as part of the launch of this year's Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature (which will run May 11th-19th 2018 and will feature a range of events focusing on du Maurier's life and works).... More >>
New public artwork to be unveiled in Fowey based on du Maurier's The Birds
New Criterion DVD of Rebecca features Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca'
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New Criterion DVD of Rebecca features Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca'New Criterion DVD of Rebecca features Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca'
New Criterion DVD of Rebecca features Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca'
We were delighted to hear that the new Criterion release of Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation of 'Rebecca' includes, among the special features, the 2017 Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: Sur les traces de Rebecca' (In the Footsteps of Rebecca)... More >>

https://www.criterion.com/films/680-rebecca


New Criterion DVD of Rebecca features Arte documentary, 'Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca'
New Virago edition of 'Rebecca': How the embroidery was created
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New Virago edition of 'Rebecca': How the embroidery was created New Virago edition of 'Rebecca': How the embroidery was created
New Virago edition of 'Rebecca': How the embroidery was created
Next week sees the publication by Virago of the new 80th anniversary edition of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. Find out more about how the new cover was created in a video on the Virago website. The stunning embroidery was designed by Hannah Wood and brought to life by Hand & Lock, a specialist embroidery firm. Click on the link below to visit the Virago website and find out more.... More >>

https://www.virago.co.uk/rebecca-80th-anniversary-edition/


New Virago edition of 'Rebecca': How the embroidery was created
Sarah Perry's introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily Telegraph
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Sarah Perry's introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily TelegraphSarah Perry's introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily Telegraph
Sarah Perry's introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily Telegraph
We were delighted to see extracts from Sarah Perry's new introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily Telegraph today (Saturday 17th February). Sarah Perry is author of the bestselling and award winning novel 'The Essex Serpent'. The new edition of 'Rebecca' will be published by Virago on March 1st. ... More >>

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/sarah-perry-daphne-du-mauriers-rebecca-still-sexy-transgressive/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Sarah Perry's introduction to the 80th anniversary edition of 'Rebecca' in the Daily Telegraph
'Phantom Thread': New Daniel Day-Lewis film influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
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'Phantom Thread': New Daniel Day-Lewis film influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca''Phantom Thread': New Daniel Day-Lewis film influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
'Phantom Thread': New Daniel Day-Lewis film influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
We are looking forward to seeing the new Daniel Day-Lewis film, 'Phantom Thread' (in cinemas now). Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Day-Lewis plays a fashion designer, living with his sister (played by Lesley Manville), who falls in love with a waitress (played by Vicky Krieps). Reviews of the film suggest that it is influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca' and by Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation. The Guardian review suggests that Manville's character is a 'combination of Mrs Danvers and Rebecca herself' and that Day-Lewis and Krieps channel Maxim and Mrs de Winter. We look forward to seeing the film!... More >>

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/dec/07/phantom-thread-review-daniel-day-lewis-paul-thomas-anderson


'Phantom Thread': New Daniel Day-Lewis film influenced by du Maurier's 'Rebecca'
BBC Radio Cornwall Ann Willmore's Cornwall Life article and Rebecca at 80
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BBC Radio Cornwall Ann Willmore's Cornwall Life article and Rebecca at 80BBC Radio Cornwall Ann Willmore's Cornwall Life article and Rebecca at 80
BBC Radio Cornwall Ann Willmore's Cornwall Life article and Rebecca at 80
The editor of Cornwall Life magazine, Carol Burns, joined Debbie McCrory on BBC Radio Cornwall on Monday 29th January to discuss the February issue of the magazine, including Ann Willmore's article on Daphne du Maurier (see our previous news item) and the 80th anniversary of the publication of 'Rebecca'. The Du Maurier discussion begins at 1 hour 12 minutes on the recording.... More >>

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05t8ft2#play


BBC Radio Cornwall Ann Willmore's Cornwall Life article and Rebecca at 80
Ann Willmore on Daphne du Maurier in the February issue of Cornwall Life
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Ann Willmore on Daphne du Maurier in the February issue of Cornwall LifeAnn Willmore on Daphne du Maurier in the February issue of Cornwall Life
Ann Willmore on Daphne du Maurier in the February issue of Cornwall Life
This month's issue of Cornwall Life magazine contains a wonderful article by our very own Ann Willmore, du Maurier expert and owner of Bookends of Fowey. Ann explores her own fascination with Daphne's life and works, and discusses du Maurier's rising reputation in the literary world.... More >>

http://www.cornwalllife.co.uk/magazines


Ann Willmore on Daphne du Maurier in the February issue of Cornwall Life
'Manderley Forever' by Tatiana de Rosnay nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award
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'Manderley Forever' by Tatiana de Rosnay nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award'Manderley Forever' by Tatiana de Rosnay nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award
'Manderley Forever' by Tatiana de Rosnay nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award
We were delighted to hear that Tatiana de Rosnay's biography of Daphne du Maurier, 'Manderley Forever' (2017), has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe award by the Mystery Writers of America. 'Manderley Forever' has been nominated in the category 'Best Critical / Biographical' book.... More >>

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/208752/a404660135/ARCHIVE


'Manderley Forever' by Tatiana de Rosnay nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award
New musical based on 'Rebecca' to be performed at Shrewsbury School
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New musical based on 'Rebecca' to be performed at Shrewsbury SchoolNew musical based on 'Rebecca' to be performed at Shrewsbury School
New musical based on 'Rebecca' to be performed at Shrewsbury School
A new musical based on Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca', called 'The Drowned Bride', is to be staged at Shrewsbury School. The musical has been written by Helen Brown and John Moore and free tickets are available to see the show on 2nd and 3rd February (see the link below). ... More >>

https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/event/%27-drowned-bride%27-new-musical-based-%27rebecca%27-helen-brown-john-moore-ashton-theatre-fri-2nd-sat


New musical based on 'Rebecca' to be performed at Shrewsbury School

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