News Archive for 2020
A Happy Christmas to you all
23rd December 2020: As 2020 comes to a close and we head towards this pandemic Christmas, which, where-ever you are in the world, is sure to be the strangest one in any of our memories, it just remains for us, at the Daphne du Maurier website, to wish you all a happy Christmas. Thank you for supporting us through our website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages, during the past year...
The film of The Years Between has just been put onto YouTube
21st December 2020: The 1946 film of The Years Between, based on the play of the same name by Daphne du Maurier has just become available to view on YouTube. This black and white British film shot at the Riverside Studios was directed by Compton Bennett and starring Michael Redgrave, Valerie Hobson and Flora Robson. ...
A Brief Note on The Scapegoat (1957) by Daphne du Maurier
18th December 2020: In November we brought you a blog from Stephen Alexander, a London-based writer with a PhD in modern philosophy and literature, about his thoughts on reading the first few chapters of The Scapegoat
. Today we have published his follow-up article, written when he had completed his reading of the novel. Brace yourselves; he wasn't very keen!......
Taylor Swift inspired by Daphne du Maurier
17th December 2020: Rolling Stone recently introduced a series of articles in which artists, in conversation with one another, discuss how the pandemic has affected them, what it is like to make albums at home and their song-writing secrets. In the first of these conversations, Taylor Swift talks to Paul McCartney. ...
A Blog by Jo Wing - Growing Pains, Daphne du Maurier
15th December 2020: Daphne du Maurier is the subject of a third article on Jo Wing's brilliant literary blog, and one I particularly want to share with you. This one is called Growing Pains, Daphne du Maurier
. In this superb piece of writing, Jo takes us through Daphne's earliest years, her childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood, as she experiences life and begins to learn her craft as a writer...
A podcast discussing the novel and the film and television adaptations of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
11th December 2020: In September we brought you a Modern Life podcast in which host Tabby Pawlitzki talked to Laura Varnam about The Scapegoat. Today we are linking you to another of the Modern Life podcasts. This time Tabby is talking to Kaylee Gwyn about Daphne du Maurier’s novel Jamaica Inn and the film and television adaptations of the novel ...
The Society of Analytical Psychology Zoom Event, on the film and short story of The Birds, with Rupert Tower - 22nd November 2020
10th December 2020: For those of you who were not able to attend the Society of Analytical Psychology Zoom event about Daphne du Maurier's short story The Birds
and its 1963 Hitchcock adaptation, you can read this account about the afternoon and all that was discussed...
Fowey Festival Online Auction is a Huge Success
8th December 2020: The Fowey Festival’s first-ever fundraising online auction has been a great success. The board of trustees send their thanks to all those who got involved, by either donating items for the auction lots, or bidding – or both! ...
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Christmas in Cornwall Luncheon takes place on Saturday 12th December
7th December 2020: A reminder for members of the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America, that the Christmas in Cornwall
Luncheon takes place in Dallas in Saturday 12th December. The event includes a discussion of the novel Rebecca
, led by Professor Theresa Kenney from the University of Dallas...
A round-up of the articles that we published on the Daphne du Maurier website surrounding the new adaptation of Rebecca
3rd December 2020: Way back in November 2018 the Daphne du Maurier website News Page announced the exciting fact that a new adaptation of Rebecca
, Daphne du Maurier's most famous novel, was to be made. The film was released on 21st October 2020. During the lead up to the film and following its release, a great deal has been written about it...
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Christmas in Cornwall Luncheon – Saturday 12th December 2020
2nd December 2020: Members of the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America are invited to a Christmas in Cornwall
Luncheon, in Dallas, on Saturday 12th December, 12.00pm – 2.30pm. During dessert, a robust discussion, of the novel Rebecca
, will be led by Professor Theresa Kenney, from the University of Dallas...
Fowey Festival Online Auction – last few days
1st December 2020: The Fowey Festival Online Auction only has a few more days to run. It closes at 6pm on Sunday 6th December, so get bidding on some of the great items on offer. So far, bidding has been strong, and it is anticipated that there will be a considerable flurry of bids towards the end when people try to seal the deal at the last minute...
Never Give a Doppelgänger the Keys to Your Car ...
29th November 2020: Stephen Alexander, a London-based writer with a PhD in modern philosophy and literature, has written a number of du Maurier related blogs, several of which we have already shared with you on our Interesting Facts page. Today we bring you his thoughts on reading the first few chapters of The Scapegoat
Rebecca movie – locations video
28th November 2020: The new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
used many locations to capture the look and feel of Manderley. In Daphne du Maurier's famous novel, Manderley, the home of Maxim de Winter, his late wife Rebecca and then also home to his new second wife, is absolutely integral to the plot, another character within the story. This link includes a short article and a video ...
Clonmere Revisited by Chris Main
27th November 2020: Today we have a new article for you, on the Interesting Facts page of the Daphne du Maurier website. Written by Chris Main, he looks at the novel Hungry Hill
and compares it to the real-life of the Puxley family, in particular Henry Puxley, known by Daphne du Maurier as Christopher...
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – thoughts on the new adaptation of Rebecca
24th November 2020: On 21st October, the day the new adaptation of Rebecca
was first screened on Netflix, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America had a small, Covid safe, event in Dallas. They kept the group small because of social distancing but had a lovely time watching the movie together. ...
A letter from Daphne du Maurier explaining some short stories
22nd November 2020: The Daphne du Maurier website recently received an exciting email, which is definitely one to share with you all.
This summer, a letter written by Daphne du Maurier went up for auction and the person who placed the highest bid and came away with this fabulous piece of ephemera, generously shared the contents with us.
Fowey Festival Online Auction - A look at the du Maurier related items
20th November 2020: The Fowey Festival online auction is offering a fantastic range of items, which you might like to bid on to treat yourself or to buy some Christmas gifts for family or friends. Many of Fowey's local businesses have made donations, as have other supporters in the area. You might like to bid on a piece of art, some jewellery, or a book. Or maybe on a treat such as a cream tea or even a stay in Fowey.
For all you du Maurier followers there are some great items, in a wide range of price bands, especially for you.
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – event cancellation
18th November 2020: Sadly, but very wisely the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has cancelled the private viewing of the 1940 Hitchcock adaptation of Rebecca
, because of the coronavirus....
A SAP Zoom Event – A Virtual Discussion and Q&A of the 1963 Hitchcock Film Adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier Story: The Birds
14th November 2020: The Society of Analytical Psychology is holding another of its occasional events discussing the work of Daphne du Maurier and its transferral into film. This time the subject is The Birds
. The event takes place on Sunday 22nd November 2020 from 3.00 to 4.30pm. ...
The Manderley Suite by composer and musician Jonathan Stich
7th November 2020: Jonathan Stich, a composer and musician, living in Switzerland, is a massive admirer of Daphne du Maurier and her writing. Inspired by Rebecca
, he has written a composition for violin and piano entitled the Manderley Suite
. The piece leads one through the story and echoes the characters and their passion with haunting melodies and rhythmical patterns, in a romantic and almost cinematic way. ...
National Trust article on the filming locations of the new Rebecca adaptation
3rd November 2020: The National Trust has just published an article looking at the properties that were chosen for the film locations in the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
. It is not that unusual for National Trust houses, their grounds and parkland to be used in films. They are, after all, perfect settings ...
The Cast of Rebecca, on Bringing Daphne Du Maurier’s Novel Alive Through Fashion
2nd November 2020t: It is hard to overstate the role that clothes play in Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
, says Hayley Maitland in her fabulous article for Vogue Magazine. When director Ben Wheatley committed to adapting Du Maurier’s best-loved novel for the screen, he immediately tasked costume designer Julian Day with developing each character’s wardrobe ...
Our website followers views on the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
31st October 2020: The critics, the broader media and people on social media have said so much about the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
, much of it not very complimentary. Today we bring you the thoughts of three knowledgeable du Maurier followers and supporters of our website....
A Dark, Diabolic Beauty, Daphne du Maurier, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
28th October 2020: A few weeks ago, we shared with you the first of Jo Wing's fascinating blogs about Daphne du Maurier. Today we bring you a second treat. This time Jo talks to us about Bodmin Moor, from three perspectives...
An article about the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca on 'The Conversation' website
27th October 2020: This week Netflix returned to Manderley with a modern interpretation of Daphne du Maurier's classic novel Rebecca. Du Maurier expert Laura Varnam has already written several du Maurier related articles for 'The Conversation'. In her newest piece, she tells us what this new 21st-century adaptation of Rebecca
has to offer its audience and how it interprets the original story in a new and thought-provoking way...
My Fave Places: Dr Laura Varnam's du Maurier Country
25th October 2020: Muddy Stilettos Cornwall is, an online, indispensable and witty guide to the best of Cornwall and all it has to offer, whether it's foodie hotspots, stylish boltholes, day trips, hotels, or walks. This week in the Muddy Stilettos occasional series, My Fave Places
, we find Dr Laura Varnam in du Maurier Country. ...
St Austell Voice reports on new adaptation of Rebecca
23rd October 2020: If you live in the Fowey and St Austell area, you may well have seen a short feature discussing the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
, in this week’s issue. We were delighted when journalist Natashia Swift messaged me from the newspaper last week. She asked if she could put some questions to me about what it is that makes Daphne du Maurier’s work so timeless and why it continues to keep generations of people entertained...
Ten Daphne du Maurier adaptations to watch after Rebecca
22nd October 2020: Flora Watkins, who writes such excellent articles about, or including, Daphne du Maurier and her work, that she feels as if she is part of the team here at the Daphne du Maurier website, has written another great article this week. Published in the Spectator, Ten Daphne du Maurier adaptations to watch after Rebecca
is a fabulous article...
Today’s the Day – Netflix adaptation of Rebecca is streaming from today - 21st October
21st October 2020: Today is indeed the day that we have been waiting for, the day that Netflix screen their new adaptation of Rebecca
. We have followed the filming and the post-production with much excitement. We have been reading endless articles and comments, from every part of the media, for weeks, and at last, the day has arrived!...
Kristin Scott Thomas talks about her role in Rebecca on the Graham Norton Show - 23rd October
20th October 2020: UK viewers will be able to see Kristin Scott Thomas talking to Graham Norton on his Friday night chat show this Friday evening, 23rd October at 10.45pm. They will discuss Kristin’s role as Mrs Danvers in the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
To remind you about The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s screening of Rebecca on 21st October
19th October 2020:The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has sent us a lovely poster reminding everyone of their special screening of the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
on 21st October.
From Best Seller to Best Picture: Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca through The British Newspaper Archives
18th October 2020: Rose Staveley-Wadham has written a fabulous article on the passage of Daphne du Maurier’s most popular and well-known novel Rebecca
from publication, to bestseller, to West End play, and then Oscar-winning movie. ...
From Menabilly to Manderley – the location of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
17th October 2020: The forthcoming adaptation of Rebecca
, due for release on 21st October, is generating a considerable amount of interest. This week Tatler Magazine includes a beautiful article, looking at Menabilly, the inspiration for the location of Maxim de Winter’s house, Manderley, in the novel Rebecca
. Menabilly was later to become Daphne du Maurier’s home....
An Interview with Tatiana de Rosnay about the Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
15th October 2020: It was an enormous pleasure for me when, earlier this month, Tatiana de Rosnay agreed to be interviewed by me about the forthcoming Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
. Tatiana, as Daphne du Maurier's biographer, is one of the very few people who have been able to see the new film ahead of the rest of us...
Daphne du Maurier’s granddaughter Grace Browning talks to us about the forthcoming Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
14th October 2020: Grace Browning, Daphne du Maurier’s granddaughter, has written an article for us about the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
. It is a treat for all of us to have a contribution from a member of Daphne’s family, and we are absolutely delighted to bring this article to you....
Anticipation for Rebecca, a blog by Suzi Bamblett
13th October 2020: In February 2019 retired teacher, creative writing graduate and blogger Suzi Bamblett contributed an article to our website's About Daphne du Maurier page entitled An Imagined Dialogue between Daphne du Maurier and Susan Bamblett
. Now, as we await the screening of the new Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's beautiful novel Rebecca
, Suzi has sent us her latest blog called Anticipation for Rebecca
. It will shortly appear on her own website, but she is sharing it with us first. ...
Another opportunity to see Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca on 16th October
13th October 2020: The documentary Daphné du Maurier: sur les traces de Rebecca
, which translates as Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca
, directed by Elisabeth Schlumberger and produced by Patricia Houtart and Francois Duplat in 2017 is to be screened again on PBS America on 16th October at 8.15pm, UK time, and then again a little later at 12 (midnight) on the same evening. ...
Ned du Maurier Browning revisits memories of childhood in Cornwall with his famous Grandmother
12th October 2020: There is a fascinating article in Tatler Magazine today, published to coincide with the new Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novel Rebecca
, which will be screened in just a few days, on 21st October. In this article, Ned du Maurier Browning shares with us his memories of happy holidays at Kilmarth, his famous grandmother, Daphne du Maurier’s home...
Five Books interviews Dr Laura Varnam about Rebecca
10th October 2020: Ahead of the release of the new Netflix adaptation of Du Maurier’s Rebecca
the website Five Books interviewed expert Dr Laura Varnam (University College, Oxford) about the novel. ...
Susan Hill named in Queen's Birthday Honours list
10th October 2020: Susan Hill is among those named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list, which was announced a little late this year because of the pandemic. Novelist Susan Hill has been made a dame for her services to literature. On receiving the news, she said...
Lily James interview in Harper’s Bazaar Magazine November 2020
7th October: The November issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, published on 1st October 2020, includes a fascinating interview with Lily James in which she discusses her role as the second Mrs de Winter in the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
(released on 21st October). The article also includes some beautiful images of Lily wearing gorgeous outfits, in that stylish way which is so familiar to us if we read the magazine regularly ...
ITV West Country News comes to Fowey to talk about the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
6th October 2020: Recently, ITV West Country asked my friend, colleague and du Maurier expert, Lynn Goold, and I to take part in a news item about Daphne du Maurier and the new adaptation of Rebecca
which will be streamed on Netflix on 21st October. We were delighted to take part and met up with Grace Pascoe, Cornwall Correspondent for ITV News West Country, on a rainy day in late September...
A reminder about the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s up-coming events
5th October 2020: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has a number of events coming up during the next few weeks and has sent us one of their gorgeous posters with the information about them so that we can update everyone....
Rebecca posters designed by British graphic designer Julian House
2nd October 2020: Yesterday we brought you news of the TV tie-in edition of Rebecca
which is published on 8th October. The cover has been designed by British graphic designer Julian House, and today we have a treat for you because we can show you three other designs that were created during the process of designing the chosen cover image...
Virago publishes a beautiful film tie-in edition of Rebecca on 8th October
1st October 2020: Virago has just announced that they have published this beautiful film tie-in edition of Daphne du Maurier's iconic novel Rebecca
. It will be available from 8th October, giving you plenty of time to read or re-read this fabulous novel before you watch the film on Netflix on 21st October....
Countryfile Magazine takes us to the Hartland Peninsula, one of the film locations for Rebecca
29th September 2020: The October 2020 issue of Countryfile Magazine is packed with exciting articles, and particularly the one which takes us to the Hartland Peninsula, Devon. It was here that one of the most important scenes in the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
Viewing the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca on Wednesday 21st October
28th September 2020: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America have come up with the lovely idea about watching the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
. Because their members live throughout North America and in England, not everyone will be able to attend the watch party in Dallas...
A podcast discussing the novel and both film adaptations of The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
27th September 2020: Du Maurier expert Dr Laura Varnam was a guest on the Modern Life podcast, hosted by Tabby Pawlitzki, to discuss Daphne’s 1957 novel The Scapegoat
and its two film adaptations: the 1959 version starring Alec Guinness and Bette Davis, and the 2012 version starring Matthew Rhys, Eileen Atkins, and Sheridan Smith. ...
Cornwall Life Magazine article about the Rook with the Book in Fowey
26th September 2020: The October 2020 issue of Cornwall Life Magazine includes a super article on the Rook with a Book sculpture which, after two years at Berrill’s Yard, Fowey, is now settled on Town Quay, probably the most popular location in Fowey and one where hundreds of people will see her...
Watch the film of The Birds with The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America
21st September 2020: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America is happy to be able to tell us that coronavirus cased have plummeted in Texas. So, they can invite their members to a big screen showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of The Birds
on 13th October...
Would you like to donate to the Brontë Parsonage Museum Appeal?
19th September 2020: Many charitable organisations have been struggling financially since the coronavirus came into our lives, and many of you will have already given generously, to help those that are dear to your heart. The Brontë Society is one such organisation that is currently struggling. Because the Brontës were so dear to Daphne du Maurier’s heart, it seems right to give this appeal a mention here on her website, ...
A reminder about The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s screening of Rebecca on 21st October.
16th September 2020: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has sent us a lovely poster reminding everyone of their special screening of the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
on 21st October....
Netflix adapt Rebecca from Daphne du Maurier’s iconic novel
15th September 2020: The Netflix adaptation of Rebecca
is influenced by Daphne du Maurier’s iconic novel, not by any of the previous film and television productions. Read this excellent article...
The Netflix adaptation of Rebecca - A poster
14th September 2020: We wanted to share with you all, an image of the Netflix poster for their new adaptation of Rebecca
, which will be screened from 21st October. So, just five weeks to wait!...
Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82
11th September 2020: it is with sadness that we bring you the news that Dame Diana Rigg has died aged 82. She was one of our finest classically trained British actresses, famous for roles as diverse as Emma Peel in The Avengers
, the title role in the film Hedda Gabler
, and Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones
. But at this time when the new adaptation of Rebecca
is on the lips of every Daphne du Maurier follower, we must not forget that Diana Rigg was once Mrs Danvers....
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America - a date for your diaries
9th September 2020: The new film adaptation of Rebecca
will be released on Netflix on 21st October. On that evening members of the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America are invited to join the Kinney’s and see the film in Dallas....
Rebecca – A trailer for the new adaptation is here
8th September 2020: The long-awaited new adaptation of Rebecca
moves a step closer today as Netflix releases the first trailer for the film. ...
The end of an era at Bookends of Fowey
24th August 2020: Bookends of Fowey has closed. We have sold our bookshop and are about to start our retirement, but rest assured the bookshop will reopen, under new ownership, shortly. ...
Rebecca film to be released by Netflix on 21st October 2020 – it’s official
5th August 2020: After much speculation and rumour we can now confirm that the new adaptation of Rebecca
, based on Daphne du Maurier’s most famous 1938 novel of the same name, is to be released on Netflix on 21st October....
Olivia de Havilland dies age 104
26th July 2020: Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland, who celebrated her 104th birthday on 1st July, died yesterday, in Paris. To nearly everyone she is probably best remembered for her role in the 1939 film Gone With the Wind
There will be no Literary Festival in Fowey in 2020
2nd July 2020: The 2020 Fowey Festival, which was initially postponed from May until September because of the Covid-19 pandemic has been cancelled. The Fowey Festival Board of Trustees have been monitoring the situation throughout the past months, but have now, with heavy hearts, announced that the Fowey Festival will not take place this year....
Another opportunity to see the Daphne du Maurier Documentary In Rebecca’s Footsteps
30th June 2020: There is another opportunity to see the Daphne du Maurier documentary In Rebecca’s Footsteps
, on the PBS America channel, on Friday 3rd July at 7.15pm. This is not a channel everyone can get but, if you have Freeview Play, you will find it on Channel 91....
The Rook with a Book arrives at her new home on Fowey Town Quay
25th June 2020: The Rook has now flown from Berrills Yard and has landed safely at Town Quay, where she looks tremendous!!! ...
The continuing story of the Rook with a Book
20th June 2020: Back in February we told you that Isla, the Rook with a book, would be moving from her home by the lifeboat at Berrills Yard, to the Town Quay, in March. Of course, Covid-19 put a stop to just about everything in March, but during the last week, there has been some exciting activity taking place on Fowey Town Quay....
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – July 2020 meeting is cancelled
10th June 2020: We are sorry to announce that the next meeting for the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America, which was planned for 5th July, has been cancelled. ...
A Delicious Article called Bookish Cakes: from Proust to Barbara Pym by Flora Watkins
28th May 2020: A fabulous article to cheer everyone up at this difficult time, what could be better than an article about books and cakes. Many of you will remember the beautiful piece that Flora Watkins wrote for ...
Daphne du Maurier Perpetual Calendar
22nd May 2020: If you have not come across this before, let me introduce you to the Daphne du Maurier Perpetual Calendar. Twelve beautiful images of Daphne du Maurier’s homes and other places that she is associated with, painted by Pat Thuysbaert, who is based in Looe, Cornwall. ...
Happy Birthday Daphne
13th May 2020: Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13th 1907 and died on April 19th 1989. Each May for the last twenty-four years there has been a literary festival in Fowey which, in part, celebrates the life and work of Daphne du Maurier, the town’s most influential writer. Traditionally the festival has taken place during the week of Daphne’s birthday...
University of Liverpool Continuing Education Lecture on Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
7th May 2021:During Daphne du Maurier’s literary career, she perfected the art of the short story. This continuing education session provides the opportunity to appreciate and discuss her infamous short story Don’t Look Now
and the other stories in the collection, Not After Midnight, A Border-line Case, The Way of the Cross
and The Breakthrough
Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On
4th May 2020: Richard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On
is a new programme starting today (Monday 4th May 2020) and screening each afternoon until Friday, at 5-30pm on Channel 4. Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are well known to millions of people for their daytime television programmes and the Richard and Judy Book Club
. Fans of the Fowey Festival will also have seen them speak at our literary festival in Fowey....
Hitchcock's Rebecca film is 80 years old
14th April 2020: This week celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first screening of Rebecca
, the classic film of Daphne du Maurier's most famous novel....
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America - May meeting cancelled
12th April 2020; Unsurprisingly, but with regret, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has cancelled its next meeting which was to take place on 13th May 2020. The meeting would have been a celebration of Daphne's birthday....
Happy Easter Everyone
11th April 2020: Wishing everyone at the Daphne du Maurier website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages a Very Happy Stay at Home Easter. ...
FUNDRAISING TO SAVE FOWEY FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND LITERATURE: A plea from Ann and David at Bookends of Fowey
5th April 2020: Thank you very, very much to the 30 lovely people who have been kind enough to donate to the fund during the first five days of this appeal, which aims to save the Festival, for everyone, the visitors who enjoy coming to Fowey and the people who live and work in Fowey and need the Festival as an essential part of their yearly income....
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Inaugural Meeting – a write-up
28th March 2020: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America held their inaugural meeting at the beginning of March. Even with the events that were beginning to take shape as coronavirus spread across the world, who could have imagined, on that day, how much the world would have altered in the following days and weeks.
This week we were absolutely delighted to receive the write up of that very special meeting, and we are happy to be able to share it with you now as we think about our dear fellow Daphne du Maurier enthusiasts across the Atlantic.
A word about Daphne du Maurier’s short stories
27th March 2020: Daphne du Maurier wrote over fifty short stories, many of which have a dark side or an unexpected twist in their tale, but sometimes are mocking or funny or simply beautiful in their own right. Currently, with much on our minds, a short story might be just what we need to take us away from the worries of coronavirus for a while. ...
Daphne du Maurier's books are a suggested read on many people's lists
26th March 2020: Many people are posting listings of recommended books to read while we are all confined to our homes, and to our great joy, Daphne du Maurier is nearly always one of the authors listed. Many of you will know her work already. If you haven't read her, I want to tell you a little bit about her writing. ...
Daphne du Maurier Short Story Inspires Fashion Collection
11th March 2020: Fashion designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton, creators of the fashion label Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
, have taken inspiration from Daphne du Maurier short story Don’t Look Now
, and its famous film adaptation of the same name directed by Nicholas Roeg....
A Special Day Out at Jamaica Inn – Saturday 28th March 2020
The National Women’s Register Roseland invite you to join them on a special day out at the traditional Cornish Jamaica Inn Hotel on Bodmin Moor. On Saturday 28th March 2020 they are hosting a day for members and non-members which will focus on Daphne du Maurier and includes a talk by du Maurier expert Lynn Gould....
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America is meeting on Sunday 1st March 2020
23rd February 2020: As a group, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America will be considering Daphne’s novel Rebecca
throughout the year 2020. For those of you living in North America, here is a reminder that you can join the Society for a luncheon in honour of Daphne du Maurier...
The Rook with a Book to have a new home in Fowey
22nd February 2020: In March 2018, the Rook with a Book became a significant piece of public art in Fowey. Sculpted by father and son team Gary and Thomas Thrussell and installed at Berrills Yard. Initially, the Rook was loaned to the Town by Thrussells for a period of two years. However, we are very happy to be able to announce that she is to stay in Fowey...
My Cousin Rachel - the ongoing mystery about Rachel
21st February 2020: The television screening of the 2017 film My Cousin Rachel
, starring Rachel Weisz in the titular role, has inevitable prompted viewers to ask questions. Was Rachel good or evil, angel or devil, saint or poisoner, Ambrose’s grieving widow or his murderer? My Cousin Rachel
has been discussed in many articles over the years, and there has been much speculation about the character of Rachel. ...
My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz on Film4 this evening
19th February 2020:The 2017 adaptation of My Cousin Rachel
based on the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier is being shown on Film4 at 9pm this evening. Rachel Weisz stars as Rachel and Sam Claflin as Phillip, ...
New York Public Library’s 125 Books We Love
15th February 2020: New York Public Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary and, we agree with them that, this is the perfect moment to celebrate and reaffirm the enduring power of libraries. One of the ways that they are doing this is by honouring, 125 books We Love, the books that made us fall in love with reading from the past 125 years. We are especially happy to see that Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is included in the 125. ...
Happy Valentine’s Day
14th February 2020: The Daphne du Maurier website, and Bookends of Fowey, wish everyone who loves Daphne du Maurier and her writing a very happy Valentines Day, and shares with you photographs of the Valentine’s Day window at Bookends. Thank you, Suzanne, for the fabulous window display. You will notice that a copy of Frenchman’s Creek
is centre front in the display. ...
The play of My Cousin Rachel final performances
9th February 2020: The Theatre Royal Bath’s popular and highly successful tour of My Cousin Rachel
reached its final performance at the Richmond Theatre on Saturday. James Thatcher, a keen follower of Daphne du Maurier and member of The Daphne du Maurier website Facebook page and the Daphne du Maurier Society Facebook page, attended the last matinee yesterday afternoon...
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America
3rd February 2020: The Daphne du Maurier website welcomes the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America, a new society formed by a group of people, with a passion for Daphne du Maurier and her works, their intention being to met four times a year to discuss the novels, short stories, social history, critical reviews, film adaptations and the life of Daphne du Maurier.
My Cousin Rachel tour’s final week is in Richmond
29th January 2020: The Theatre Royal Bath’s popular and highly successful tour of My Cousin Rachel
reaches its final week next week. Performances will take place at the Richmond Theatre from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th February. Performances begin at 7.30pm, with matinee’s on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. If you haven’t seen the play already do, try to get to Richmond during the last week of its run. ...
My Cousin Rachel tour in Chichester – Tuesday 28th January - Saturday 1st February
24th January 2020: The Theatre Royal Bath Productions tour of My Cousin Rachel
reaches the Chichester Festival Theatre for the week Tuesday 28th January to Saturday 1st February. Performances begin at 7.30pm with matinees starting at 2.30pm on Thursday and Saturday. Box office: 01243 781312. ...
Screening of The Scapegoat, followed by a panel discussion
21st January 2020: An event not to be missed takes place on Sunday 2nd February at Hampstead Everyman Cinema. The Society for Analytical Psychology presents a screening of the 1959 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel The Scapegoat
, followed by a panel discussion, with three Jungian analysts from the Society of Analytical Psychology, including Daphne du Maurier’s Grandson, Rupert Tower...
My Cousin Rachel tour moves to Sheffield - Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January
17th January 2020: Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents Helen George in My Cousin Rachel
, at the Lyceum Theatre Sheffield from 20th to 25th January. Performances begin at 7.45pm with matinees starting at 2pm on Thursday and 3pm on Saturday.
My Cousin Rachel
is based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, adapted by Joseph O’Connor and directed by Anthony Banks. You are in for a treat, so do try to get a ticket.
My Cousin Rachel tour moves to Cambridge Arts Theatre
6th January 2020: Following a short Christmas and New Year break the tour of My Cousin Rachel starring Helen George, Simon Shepherd and Jack Holden moves to the Cambridge Arts Theatre for the week January 13th – 18th. ...
Happy New Year to all Daphne du Maurier followers
1st January 2020: The Daphne du Maurier website wishes you a very Happy New Year and extends a warm welcome as you join us through the pages at this site. Whether this is your first visit, or if you are coming back to us as a regular follower, we look forward to sharing news and information with you all, as we move into 2020 and all that the coming year will hold. ...
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