News Archive for 2018
1989 BBC Radio adaptation of REBECCA available to listen online
The 1989 BBC radio adaptation of Du Maurier's REBECCA is currently available to listen online via BBC Radio 4 Extra (click the link below). The adaptation stars Christopher Cazenove and Janet Maw....
Screening of Hitchcock's Rebecca and panel discussion with Rupert Tower
On 2nd December at the Everyman cinema in Hampstead, Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation of 'Rebecca' was screened, followed by a very special panel discussion of the novel and film from a psychoanalytical perspective, featuring Daphne du Maurier's grandson, the Jungian analyst Rupert Tower. Read the full news item to find out more about this special event....
New adaptation of Du Maurier's Rebecca
16th November 2018: The Du Maurier Website isdelighted to confirm the news that there will be a new feature film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 bestseller, 'Rebecca'. The film will star Lily James as Mrs de Winter and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter....
Menabilly added to TLS Map of Writers' Homes
We were very pleased to see that Menabilly has been added to the Times Literary Supplement's online map of Writers' Homes. The inspiration for Manderley in 'Rebecca' and featured in its own right in 'The King's General', Daphne du Maurier lived at Menabilly from 1943-69. You can explore the map online at the link below....
Du Maurier's 'September Tide' available on BBC IPlayer
For Du Maurier fans in the UK, the BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Daphne's 1948 play 'September Tide' is now available to listen to online via BBC Radio 4 extra, at the link below....
Special 'Rebecca at 80' event on December 2nd in Hampstead
We are delighted to announce a very special event to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. On December 2nd, Hitchcock's 1940 film of the novel will be shown at Hampstead Everyman Cinema, followed by a very special panel discussion which will include Daphne's grandson, the Jungian Analyst Rupert Tower....
Du Maurier's Rebecca is Emma Watson's Book Club choice
We are absolutely delighted to hear that Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca' is the September/October choice for Emma Watson's Feminist book club, 'Our Shared Shelf'. Emma, who is a US ambassador for women and previously starred in the Harry Potter films, described the novel as 'a gothic thriller with well-drawn female characters and some prophetic feminist themes.' We hope the book club readers will enjoy the novel. You can join in the discussion at the link below and also by following us on twitter....
'Rebecca at 80' event at Cheltenham Festival on 7 October
Tickets are now on sale for the 'Rebecca at 80' event at Cheltenham Literary Festival on Sunday 7th October. The panel discussing Du Maurier's most popular novel in its 80th anniversary year includes Sarah Perry (who wrote the introduction to the new Virago edition) and Sarah Dunant (who wrote the introduction to the Virago edition of 'Jamaica Inn'). Tickets are available at the link below....
Du Maurier's The Parasites features in Guardian 'Top Ten' books article
We were delighted to see Du Maurier's 1949 novel 'The Parasites' chosen by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott in her article in the Guardian Books, 'Top Ten Cliques in Fiction'. We would like to thank Kelleigh for sharing with us the full paragraph of her discussion of 'The Parasites' which you can read here on the website....
Du Maurier's Rule Britannia in the Daily Telegraph
On Saturday 28th July, political commentator Michael Deacon discussed Daphne du Maurier's 1972 novel Rule Britannia
in The Daily Telegraph. The contemporary relevance of the novel in 'Brexit' Britain has been picked up by a number of commentators since the referendum to leave the European Union. Deacon described the novel as 'eerily vivid' and 'unsettling'....
Yvonne McKenzie writes about Daphne du Maurier for People's Friend
26th July 2018: Yvonne McKenzie, journalist and features writer for People's Friend
magazine has written an interesting article for People's Friend on Line
click on the link and read ‘Brought to Life' (July 25, 2018)...
Podcast of 'Women on Writing' talk, including Sarah Perry on Du Maurier
We are delighted to see that the Norwich Festival event 'Women on Writing' is now available to listen as a podcast. The event featured Sarah Perry talking about Daphne du Maurier as well as Fiona Sampson and Peggy Hughes discussing Mary Shelley and Muriel Spark. All three women writers have important anniversaries this year: the 80th anniversary of REBECCA, the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and the 100th birthday of Muriel Spark. To listen to the podcast, click on the link below....
Picturehouse cinemas competition to win Du Maurier books
To celebrate their Sunday screenings of classic Hitchcock films, Picturehouse cinemas are giving away two book bundles, including copies of the Virago 80th anniversary edition of Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' and the paperback edition of 'The Birds and Other Stories'. To enter, visit the link below. The competition closes on Friday 27th July....
19th-25th July, 'Jamaica Inn' at the Manor Pavilion in Sidmouth
Another production of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' is being staged this summer. From 19th-25th July at the Manor Pavilion Theatre and Arts Centre in Sidmouth. 'This new adaptation of Daphne du Mauriers classic evocative and chilling tale set in the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor - full of murder, mystery and malevolence.' Visit their website at the link below for more information and for tickets. ...
A Royal visit to Bookends of Fowey
16th July 2018: As part of their visit to Cornwall the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited Fowey today. The Duchess named the new gig Q, after the great literary man of Fowey Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. ...
Folio Society Competition to win a copy of 'Rebecca' and 'Wuthering Heights'
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte, the Folio Society are having a competition on their website to win a copy of their edition of 'Wuthering Heights' and also a copy of their beautiful edition of Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. Daphne was fascinated by the Brontes throughout her life and wrote an introduction to an edition of 'Wuthering Heights' in 1955 so it is appropriate that the competition links these two brilliant authors. The competition is open until July 31st and you can enter via their website at the link below....
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....
Helston Theatre Company production of Jamaica Inn
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. ...
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 ...
'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....
'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....
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....
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'). ...
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....
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....
'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....
Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca
30th May 2018: 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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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)....
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!...
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....
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....
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). ...
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....
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. ...
'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....
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)....
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....
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. ...
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....
'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....
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....
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)....
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)...
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!...
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....
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.'...
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!...
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....
'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....
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....
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....
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.'...
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'....
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)....
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)...
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....
'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!...
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....
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....
'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....
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