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A look at the Daphne du Maurier related blogs written by Jo Wing

Jo Wing writes a blog called Return of a Native, a superb literary name which describes her perfectly.  Jo was born in London, raised in Sydney, Australia and then returned to the UK as an adult, settling in Cornwall, but travelling widely.  On her blog, she explores the lives of creative people and their relationship to place.  Jo includes magnificent photographs and references to music, which add atmosphere and resonance to her writing.  Luckily for us, one of the people she admires and writes about is Daphne du Maurier, and she has agreed to the Daphne du Maurier website bringing her writing to your attention, by linking you to her blog. 


A Dark, Diabolic Beauty, Daphne du Maurier, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn

The second article, from Jo Wing's beautiful blog that I want to share with you today, is called A Dark, Diabolic Beauty, Daphne du Maurier, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.  In this article, Jo takes us up onto Bodmin Moor with her and shares with us some exceptional photographs of the moor as it is at its most sinister.  She recalls the day when Daphne du Maurier and her friend Foy Quiller-Couch, staying at Jamaica Inn, set out on horseback to visit a friend and became lost and disorientated as the rain and fog came down and cut them off from everything familiar.  Jo then links Daphne and Foy's terrifying adventure with the way this formed into the novel Jamaica Inn.  The Daphne du Maurier website is delighted to be able to share this insightful piece of writing with you.  Thank you, Jo. 

Read this fascination article here; https://returnofanative.com/stories/a-dark-diabolic-beauty-daphne-du-maurier/



Bodmin Moor, beautiful, but sinister and a dangerous place to be!


Here Was the Freedom I Desired, Daphne du Maurier – Bodinnick, Cornwall

The first article that we bring you is called Here Was the Freedom I Desired, Daphne du Maurier – Bodinnick, Cornwall.  This is Jo’s account of Daphne and her sister's Angela and Jeanne’s arrival in the Fowey area, with their mother, as they searched for a holiday home in Cornwall. 

Please read and enjoy this beautiful piece of writing.  https://returnofanative.com/stories/here-was-the-freedom-i-desired-daphne-du-maurier/



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