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News Archive for 2016

<em>My Cousin Rachel</em> film release date

My Cousin Rachel film release date

18th December 2016: The 2017 release date for the new film of My Cousin Rachel as been delayed a little.... More ››

Daphne du Maurierís short story East Wind becomes a play.

Daphne du Maurierís short story East Wind becomes a play.

7th December 2016: Tales of East Winds is inspired by the atmosphere and setting of East Wind by Daphne du Maurier, one of her forgotten short stories, written in 1926 but first published as part of a collection of her short stories in The Doll: Short Stories in 2011. ... More ››

BBC Four documentary about Virago to be shown in late October

BBC Four documentary about Virago to be shown in late October

20th October 2016: Virago is currently the publisher for Daphne du Maurier and has brought almost all of her work back into print during the last 15 years. As part of the BBC's Love to Read campaign, which is running on television and radio this autumn, BBC Four is presenting Virago: Changing the World One Page at a Time.... More ››

New editions of Daphne du Maurier's short story collections from Virago Modern Classics

New editions of Daphne du Maurier's short story collections from Virago Modern Classics

1st October 2016: Recently Virago has produced a number of new cover designs in their Virago Modern Classics paperback range of Daphne du Maurierís novels.† They have now turned to Daphne's collections of short stories...††... More ››

Presenting the Rebecca watch to our winner

Presenting the Rebecca watch to our winner

27th August 2016: Joanna Hughes, who won the beautiful Rebecca limited edition ladies watch in our competition earlier this month, came to Bookends of Fowey to be presented with her prize this week. ... More ››

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Announcing the winner of our competiton to win a beautiful Du Maurier watch

Announcing the winner of our competiton to win a beautiful Du Maurier watch

7th August 2016: The wait is over and at last we can announce that the winner of our competition is - Joanna Hughes. The winner was picked at random from over 2500 entries and we are delighted that she actually lives in Cornwall. ... More ››

<em>Frenchman's Creek</em> inspired design for glassware

Frenchman's Creek inspired design for glassware

31st July 2016: Sarah Chadwick produces some beautiful and unusual glassware. She has just let us know about a new design that she has added to her range, inspired by Daphne du Maurierís novel Frenchmanís Creek. ... More ››

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Sally Beauman, the novelist, has died

Sally Beauman, the novelist, has died

8th July 2016: It is with great sadness that we tell you that the writer Sally Beauman has died. The book that she is probably best remembered for is Rebeccaís Tale, the companion novel to Rebecca,, arguably Daphne du Maurierís most famous work. The idea of Rebeccaís Tale came about because Sally commented to Daphneís son, Kits Browning, that Rebeccaís voice had been utterly silenced.... More ››

Brand new Daphne du Maurier editions from Virago Modern Classics

Brand new Daphne du Maurier editions from Virago Modern Classics

July 2016: Virago is introducing a number of new cover designs in their Virago Modern Classics paperback range of Daphne du Maurierís novels. Last summer they published new editions of Jamaica Inn, Rebecca and Frenchmanís Creek and now we can reveal the new look editions of three more of Daphneís most loved Cornish novels. ... More ››

More merchandise in the Virago Modern Classics gift range

More merchandise in the Virago Modern Classics gift range

July 2016: In January we told you about the porcelain mugs that Virago had created in their Virago Modern Classics gift range. Now we can introduce you to the beautiful journals that they have also produced.... More ››

Announcing our competiton to win a beautiful Du Maurier watch

Announcing our competiton to win a beautiful Du Maurier watch

1st July 2016: Recently both the Daphne du Maurier Website and the Du Maurier Watches Website have been updated. To celebrate we are very happy to announce that we are launching a joint competition to win a beautiful Rebecca limited edition Du Maurier watch. ... More ››

Daphne du Maurier documentary - filming in Oxford

Daphne du Maurier documentary - filming in Oxford

June 2016: Arte, the company who are making a documentary about Daphne du Maurier for French television, have been filming in Oxford. The person being filmed was Laura Varnam, an expert on Daphne du Maurier, who is known to many because of the popular talks and book group sessions that she presents at the Fowey Festival of Art and Literature each year.... More ››

Daphne du Maurier documentary - filming in Fowey

Daphne du Maurier documentary - filming in Fowey

April 2016: Arte are making a documentary about Daphne du Maurier for French television. Daphne's daughter Lady Tessa Montgomery and Tatiana de Rosnay, the French novelist and biographer, who has recently written a biography of Daphne du Maurier, were in Fowey to take part in the filming. Locations included St Catherine's Castle, Bookends Of Fowey and Lanhydrock House. ... More ››

<em>My Cousin Rachel</em> - filming begins

My Cousin Rachel - filming begins

31st March 2016: Roger Mitchell, director of the new film adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel My Cousin Rachel, has announced two further cast members. ... More ››

New book about George du Maurier published

New book about George du Maurier published

March 2016:George du Maurier: Illustrator, Author, Critic - Beyond Svengali edited by Dr Simon Cooke and Professor Paul Goldman has been published by Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Surrey. ... More ››

<em> My Cousin Rachel</em> film update

My Cousin Rachel film update

19th February 2016: The likelihood of a film for cinema of Daphne du Maurier's novel My Cousin Rachel seems to be increasing. Before Christmas it became clear that Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin had been cast for the starring roles in the new movie. This week it has been suggested that Holliday Grainger will also join the cast.... More ››

TV drama to showcase du Maurier watches

TV drama to showcase du Maurier watches

17th February 2016: Viewers of the BBC's dramatization of The Night Manager by John le Carrť will see cast members wearing the Maxi Black II and the Daphne Signature from the range of watches produced by Du Maurier Watches. The Night Manager is serialised in six parts and begins on BBC1 on Sunday 21st February.... More ››

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Margaret Forster, the novelist and biographer has died

Margaret Forster, the novelist and biographer has died

9th February 2016: Margaret Forster, author of more than twenty-five novels and a number of biographical and autobiographical works, has died at the age of seventy-seven. She is best known for her second novel Georgy Girl, her biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and for her books of memoir; Hidden Lives, Precious Lives and, most recently, My Life in Houses. Her new novel, How to Measure a Cow, is due to be published on 3rd March. ... More ››

Announcing the Virago Modern Classics merchandise range

Announcing the Virago Modern Classics merchandise range

January 2016: Using the cover artwork of its much-loved Virago Modern Classics hardback range Virago has introduced these elegant porcelain mugs to celebrate three of its most popular titles: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier; Excellent Women by Barbara Pym and Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. They are a must-have for all Virago fans and are surely the most stylish way to enjoy your morning coffee! ... More ››

Mini Lending Library in Bodinnick, Cornwall

Mini Lending Library in Bodinnick, Cornwall

January 2016: Last year Bodinnick resident, Mary Esdaile, came up with the brilliant idea of opening a mini lending library in the now disused telephone box in Bodinnick, opposite her cottage and The Old Ferry Inn. The conversion from phone box to library has now been made and Mary has stocked the shelves... More ››

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