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Rebecca Syndrome

Rebecca Syndrome

26th February 2024: Rebecca Syndrome is named after Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel, Rebecca, in which the heroine, the nameless second Mrs de Winter, develops an obsession with her husband's dead first wife, Rebecca and is convinced that she will never live up to her.... More ››
News from Platres  – February 2024

News from Platres – February 2024

22rd February 2024: Platres is the secluded village in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus, where Daphne du Maurier, her husband, then Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Browning (often known as Tommy), their small daughter Tessa and their Nanny, Margaret Eglesfield, stayed for a month-long break at the Forest Park Hotel, in 1936... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier website on Instagram

The Daphne du Maurier website on Instagram

20th February 2024: Here at the Daphne du Maurier website we are very excited to be able to tell you that we are now on Instagram ... More ››
Friends of the Festival

Friends of the Festival

18th February 2024: The programme for the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2024 is due to be launched in mid-March. If you would like to receive advance notice of events, early access to event booking, and discounts on event tickets, now is the time to become a Friend of the Festival... More ››
BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra to explore Daphne du Maurier’s Life and Work – March 2024

BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra to explore Daphne du Maurier’s Life and Work – March 2024

15th February 2024: We are so excited to be able to tell you all that BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra have put together a fortnight of special programming about Daphne du Maurier and her work to be broadcast during March 2024. The BBC aim to shine a new light on Daphne du Maurier and her work... More ››
<em>Don’t Look Now</em> is on BBC2 on Friday 9th February at 11.05pm

Don’t Look Now is on BBC2 on Friday 9th February at 11.05pm

7th February 2024: The film Don’t Look Now, based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier and directed by Nicholas Roeg, is showing on BBC2 this Friday evening, 9th February, at 11.05pm. Probably the most terrifying of all Daphne du Maurier’s short stories and taken to a new level by the mastery of Nicholas Roeg... More ››
<em>Coastal Devon & Cornwall with Michael Portillo</em> – in Daphne du Maurier Country

Coastal Devon & Cornwall with Michael Portillo – in Daphne du Maurier Country

7th February 2024: The series Coastal Devon & Cornwall with Michael Portillo is back on our televisions. First shown in late 2021, the series is now on Channel 5 at 7pm on Fridays. This week (Friday 9th February), Michael walks the last part of the South Cornish coast, passing through a coastline of hidden coves, a sub-tropical garden, smuggler's creeks and pirate's hideouts, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her novel Frenchman's Creek... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's First Event of the Year - <em>The House on the Strand</em> Study Novel – Saturday 16th March 2024

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's First Event of the Year - The House on the Strand Study Novel – Saturday 16th March 2024

6th February 2024: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's first event of 2024 takes place on Saturday 16th March, at 1pm. The subject will be their 2024 study novel – The House on the Strand... More ››
More about Daphne du Maurier and <em>Rebecca</em> at the Queen’s Reading Room

More about Daphne du Maurier and Rebecca at the Queen’s Reading Room

3rd February 2024: Last week, we told you that Daphne du Maurier’s most famous novel, Rebecca, has been chosen as one of the four books selected by Her Majesty the Queen for the current season at the Queen’s Reading Room. This week, lots of new images and videos have been added to the Queen’s Reading Room Instagram pages... More ››
Fowey Festival announces the first event taking place during the Festival in May, and it’s <em>For The Many Live</em>

Fowey Festival announces the first event taking place during the Festival in May, and it’s For The Many Live

2nd February 2024: For The Many Live with Iain Dale, Jacqui Smith, and Johnny Mercer takes place on Saturday 18th May, 8pm – 10pm, in Fowey Parish Church, and tickets are available now... More ››
Fowey Festival 2024 Short Story Competition for Adults

Fowey Festival 2024 Short Story Competition for Adults

1st February 2024: The Fowey Festival adults short story competition has been launched. Each year, this competition, along with the Young Artists and Writers Competition, forms part of the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. This year, both competitions are sharing the same theme: Beaches... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em> is one of the new season's book choices at The Queen's Reading Room

Rebecca is one of the new season's book choices at The Queen's Reading Room

25th January 2024: The former Duchess of Cornwall launched her reading group in 2021 during the pandemic. It was born from her lifelong love of books. She says books have enriched her life since childhood, and she has been delighted to watch the book club grow into a global online community... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Programme of Events for 2024 -Save the Dates

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Programme of Events for 2024 -Save the Dates

21st January 2024: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has sent out its first communication of the year, letting everyone know the programme of events for 2024. This year, the Society's first event is on Saturday 16th March, at 1pm, and takes as its subject the Society's 2024 Study Novel – The House on the Strand... More ››
News from Jane Dunn, author of <em>Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing</em>

News from Jane Dunn, author of Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing

16th January 2024: We have two pieces of news from Jane Dunn to share with you today. Her involvement with The Queen's Reading Room because of her Daphne du Maurier knowledge and her third Regency novel, published this week... More ››
Fowey Festival Competition for Young Writers and Artists 2024

Fowey Festival Competition for Young Writers and Artists 2024

13th January 2024: The 2024 Fowey Festival competition for Young Writers and Artists is launched on Monday 15th January, and this year the theme is Beaches... More ››
A book recommendation for the New Year: <em>Jung's Shadow Concept: The Hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves</em>, edited by Christopher Perry and Rupert Tower

A book recommendation for the New Year: Jung's Shadow Concept: The Hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves, edited by Christopher Perry and Rupert Tower

7th January 2024: Today, I want to draw your attention to an excellent book that will be of interest to all those who love Daphne du Maurier's writing and, in particular, those of you for whom The Scapegoat is your favourite novel... More ››
Happy New Year to all Daphne du Maurier followers everywhere

Happy New Year to all Daphne du Maurier followers everywhere

1st January 2024: As the old year ends and 2024 begins, the Daphne du Maurier website wishes you all a very Happy New Year and hopes 2024 will be a good year for everyone... More ››