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Daphne and politics
I would like to know all about Daphne du Maurier's political views and opinions. Jack.
Thu 05/01/17 10:18 PM
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Jack, You will find the answer to your question on Daphne's politics in the biography Daphne du Maurier by Margeret Forster (Arrow) 1994. Why not buy it. The book's index lists 5 pages of which p.302 gives a good summary, 'She was not a Tory but inclined towards a vague humanitarian, if elitist, liberalism and was always attracted to the individual politician than to his politics.' Other pages mention her fondness for Harold Wilson & Edward Heath! CollinPosted on Mon 09/01/17 10:51 AM
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How about Rule Brittania, her last novel, so often left out of our thoughts about du Maurier? She once wrote that 'a lot of myself did indeed go into the character of Mad' - the left-wing eccentric actress who, in the novel, dresses in an outfit reminiscent of the uniform worn by Mao Tse-Tung, and who fights at all costs for the independence of the UKůPosted on Tue 17/01/17 09:08 AM

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