News Archive for 2017
Du Maurier's first home in Fowey, Ferryside, is given listed status
Ferryside, the house in which Daphne du Maurier wrote her first novel, 'The Loving Spirit' (1931), has been granted grade II listed status. Daphne's son, Kits Browning, who now lives in the house, said: "My mother adored the house and fell in love with Cornwall, which was to be the backdrop of her most famous novels. I feel sure that she would be immensely proud that Historic England have granted Ferryside a Grade II listing."...
My Cornwall magazine: Daphne du Maurier and Menabilly
The current issue of My Cornwall magazine (December 2017 / January 2018) features an article about Daphne du Maurier's life at Menabilly. The magazine also includes a review of Tatiana de Rosnay's biography of du Maurier, 'Manderley Forever'....
Podcast: Tatiana de Rosnay discusses Manderley Forever
There is a new 'Tea and Tattle' podcast from Miranda's notebook which features Tatiana de Rosnay discussing her biography of Daphne du Maurier, 'Manderley Forever', and the influence that Daphne has had on her own writing. Tatiana also discusses Daphne's French heritage, the importance of Menabilly in Daphne's life and writing, and which du Maurier books Tatiana wishes were better known today. A real treat for fans of Daphne and of Manderley Forever. ...
Tatiana de Rosnay discusses Daphne du Maurier's French Roots in 8/12/17 issue of The Lady
The 8/12/17 issue of The Lady magazine (UK) features an article by Daphne du Maurier's biographer, Tatiana de Rosnay, on Daphne's French roots. 'A French Affair- Daphne du Maurier never forgot her French roots. In fact, her adventures in Paris and further afield informed and inspired her novels, as Tatiana de Rosnay, author of 'Manderley Forever', explains.'...
Manderley Forever is launched in the UK at the French Institue, Kensington
6th October 2017: Manderley Forever
by Tatiana de Rosnay, the new biography about Daphne du Maurier, was launched at the French Institute, Kensington on Thursday. ...
Today's the day
5th October 2017: The wait is over. Manderley Forever
by Tatiana de Rosnay is published in the UK today. This is the book that everyone with an interest in Daphne du Maurier should be reading. ...
Just one more day to wait!
4th October 2017: Just one more day and Manderley Forever
, by Tatiana de Rosnay, will be published in the UK. October 5th is Super Thursday this year - the day when more books are published than on any other day of the year. ...
Manderley Forever is published in the UK this week
1st October 2017: Tatiana de Rosnay’s long awaited biography about Daphne du Maurier called Manderley Forever
is published in English for the UK market on Thursday 5th October. ...
More opportunities to hear Tatiana de Rosnay talking about Manderley Forever
22nd September 2017: Two more dates for your diary so that you can hear Tatiana de Rosnay talking about Manderley Forever
, her excellent biography of Daphne du Maurier, which is published on 5th October....
Jamaica Inn at the Tabard Theatre, London - 8th November to 2nd December 2017
14th September 2017: The ever-popular novel Jamaica Inn
by Daphne du Maurier, adapted for stage by Lisa Evans, produced by Theatre Lab Company and directed by Anastasia Revi at the Tabard Theatre.
If you are interested in this upcoming performance of Jamaica Inn
, please open the following link for further details.
Minack Theatre's first ever film screening - Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn
13th September 2017: Daphne Du Maurier fans shouldn't miss this one-off event - Minack Theatre's first ever film screening - Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn
Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay: The UK edition
8th September 2017: The long wait for the UK edition of Manderley Forever
by Tatiana de Rosnay is nearly over. Published in France in 2015, and then in the US in April of this year, this beautiful UK edition will be published on Thursday 5th October 2017....
Daphne du Maurier: Looking Inward by Teresa Petersen
31st August 2017: In this newly published book author Teresa Petersen explores the possibility that incest is at the core of du Maurier's craft. Her argument is that the theme of incest occurs so frequently that it is not a coincidence....
My Cousin Rachel film in cinemas from Friday 9th June
4th June 2017: The long wait to see the fabulous new film of My Cousin Rachel
is nearly over because from Friday 9th June the film will be showing in cinemas across the UK and the US... ...
Rebecca wins W H Smith Nation's Favourite Book competition
1st June 2017; W H Smith has announced that Rebecca is the winner of their competition to find the Nation’s favourite book written in the last 225 years....
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. We also sent two du Maurier postcards to two runners up, Liz and Cathy. Do join us over on our twitter account and thanks to those who are already following us....
Jamaica Inn the Musical - news from the cast
4th May 2017: Rehearsals for Jamaica Inn the Musical
, which takes place at St Andrew’s Church, Luton from 17th – 20th May, are going well and we have some comments from the cast and photos to show you how things are going....
Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca DVD
1st May 2017: Bookends of Fowey is happy to announce that we will be selling copies of the French documentary Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca
Jamaica Inn the Musical premieres in Luton on 17th May
15th March 2017: An amazing adaptation of the ever-popular gothic novel Jamaica Inn
by Daphne Du Maurier takes to the stage in the evocative setting of St Andrew’s Church, Luton from 17th – 20th May. Set in Cornwall in the early 1800’s it tells the story of Mary Yellan, who comes to live with her downtrodden aunt and mysterious uncle at the dark and lonely Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor. Something dangerous is going on and Mary is determined to discover the secrets of her Uncle Joss and his unsavoury colleagues. ...
Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay – English language edition
23rd March 2017: The English language translation of Manderley Forever
, Tatiana de Rosnay’s biography about Daphne du Maurier will be published in the United States on 18th April and in the United Kingdom very soon afterwards. ...
du Maurier book cover winner in annual cover design competition
6th March 2017: The Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) has announced the winners of its fourth annual cover design competition and the winner of the classic reissue cover for 2017 is... ...
Daphne du Maurier: sur les traces de Rebecca – documentary
22nd February 2017: The premiere of Daphne du Maurier: sur les traces de Rebecca
, the new documentary about Daphne du Maurier, took place in Paris on the evening of 21st February and was a truly wonderful occasion. ...
Plans to build a replica of the Jane Slade
5th February 2017: A meeting took place at the Russell Inn, Polruan, Cornwall today to discuss a plan to build a replica of the Jane Slade. The original ship was a fruit schooner, built at Slade’s shipyard in Polruan in 1870, named after the shipyard’s owner and immortalized in Daphne du Maurier’s first novel The Loving Spirit. ...
The Birds - Book at Bedtime
29th January 2017: Daphne du Maurier's short story The Birds
is the choice for Book at Bedtime
on BBC Radio 4 later this week....
My Cousin Rachel film trailer and cinema release date
28th January 2017: My Cousin Rachel
, the film that all fans of Daphne du Maurier have been waiting for, is due for cinema release on 9th June 2017. ...
Daphne du Maurier documentary – Paris premier
14th January 2017: Last Spring Arte, the company making a documentary about Daphne du Maurier for French television, came to Fowey to film in the very place that many of Daphne’s books are set. ...
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