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Fowey Art Trail – Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th May 2024

Fowey Art Trail – Saturday 11th - Saturday 18th May 2024

12th April 2024: The Fowey Art Trail runs in conjunction with the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. This collaboration started in 2015 and continues to be a hugely popular annual event, aided, no doubt, by the beauty of Fowey and the magnificent estuary, which provides a perfect backdrop to both the Festival and the Art Trail... More ››
Women's Prize for Fiction - Colour Edition t-shirts

Women's Prize for Fiction - Colour Edition t-shirts

6th April 2024: Over the past couple of years, we have mentioned the Women's Prize for Fiction and Girls on Top collaboration, which has produced a range of beautiful tee shirts with the names of some of our finest authors on them, including our very own Daphne du Maurier... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s Short Story Study Event 2024 takes place on 19th May

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s Short Story Study Event 2024 takes place on 19th May

3rd April 2024: On Sunday 19th May, at 1pm, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s next event takes place, and it’s the Short Story Study Event 2024. This year, the short story being discussed is The Blue Lenses, which was first published in the short story collection The Breaking Point in 1959 in both the UK and the US... More ››
Two excellent new books – <em>Treasures of Cornwall</em> and <em>A Different Sound</em>

Two excellent new books – Treasures of Cornwall and A Different Sound

1st April 2024: Today, we bring you news of two new books, Treasures of Cornwall: A Literary Anthology and A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers. These two books are very different to each other, although they both include Daphne du Maurier's short story, The Birds... More ››
Happy Easter

Happy Easter

30th March 2024: David, Ann and Sophie at the Daphne du Maurier website wish you all a very happy Easter.... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Television programmes showing in the UK this week

Daphne du Maurier Television programmes showing in the UK this week

25th March 2024: BBC FOUR is showing two Daphne du Maurier-related programmes on Wednesday 27th March. They are the biographical drama, Daphne, and the interview, Daphne du Maurier talks to Wilfred De'Ath. Once the programmes have been broadcast, they will be available on the BBC iPlayer, so you should be able to watch them wherever you are.... More ››
Daphne du Maurier’s <em>Rebecca</em> as Gothic

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca as Gothic

23rd March 2024: Dr Serena Trowbridge has again been working with her final-year students at Birmingham City University, studying a module on Gothic Literature. Three of the students who attained the highest marks for their essays have generously agreed to share their papers on the subject with us on the Daphne du Maurier website... More ››
Fowey Festival 2024 – du Maurier Highlights

Fowey Festival 2024 – du Maurier Highlights

20th March 2024: Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2024 takes place from Friday 10th to Saturday 18th May, and the programme is now live on the Fowey Festival website for everyone to buy their tickets. For those of you who favour the Daphne du Maurier-related events, there are lots of treats in store for you ... More ››
Fowey Festival 10th - 18th May 2024 - Programme Goes Live

Fowey Festival 10th - 18th May 2024 - Programme Goes Live

15th March 2024: The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature programme is now live on the Fowey Festival website... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em> and the Oscars

Rebecca and the Oscars

13th March 2024: This week, the media is full of talk about the Academy Awards and this year’s Oscar winners. It has set us thinking about the 1940 film of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca ... More ››
<em>Rule Britannia</em>, the novel by Daphne du Maurier that in 1972 "saw" Brexit – An Article by Barbara Boneschi

Rule Britannia, the novel by Daphne du Maurier that in 1972 "saw" Brexit – An Article by Barbara Boneschi

12th March 2024: Today, we bring you a thought-provoking article about Rule Britannia, written by Barbara Boneschi and initially published in the Italian online magazine gliSTATIGENERALI. We are delighted to say that ... More ››
<em>Daphne du Maurier: Double Exposure – Part 2: The Blue Lenses and The Little Photographer</em>

Daphne du Maurier: Double Exposure – Part 2: The Blue Lenses and The Little Photographer

10th March 2024: Here at the Daphne du Maurier website, we want to remind you that there are more treats in store this afternoon (Sunday 10th March) when BBC Radio 4 brings us three more programmes as part of the special fortnight of Daphne du Maurier programming... More ››
Daphne du Maurier – the fortnight of special programmes on BBC 4 and BBC 4 Extra continues from Saturday 9th to Friday 15th March

Daphne du Maurier – the fortnight of special programmes on BBC 4 and BBC 4 Extra continues from Saturday 9th to Friday 15th March

8th March 2024: After a super week of special programmes about Daphne du Maurier and her writing, BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra continue with a few more treats during the coming week... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – March meeting cancelled

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – March meeting cancelled

8th March 2024: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America has cancelled its event due to take place on Saturday 16th March 2024. Hopefully, the meeting will be rescheduled for a future date... More ››
Daphne du Maurier – <em>Beside Myself</em>

Daphne du Maurier – Beside Myself

5th March 2024: We bring you news of another fabulous highlight taking place during the fortnight of special Daphne du Maurier programmes currently taking place on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra. Tomorrow (Wednesday 6th March), on Radio 4 at 2.15pm, you are in for a treat with the biographical play, Beside Myself, written by Moya O’Shea, directed by Tracey Neale and starring Helena Bonham Carter as Daphne and Bill Nighy as ‘Man’.... More ››
<em>Daphne du Maurier: Double Exposure - Don’t Look Now</em>, on BBC Radio 4

Daphne du Maurier: Double Exposure - Don’t Look Now, on BBC Radio 4

3rd March 2024: One of the highlights of the BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra fortnight of Daphne du Maurier programmes takes place this afternoon at 3pm on Radio 4. It is the brand new dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier’s brilliant short story, Don’t Look Now... More ››
Daphne du Maurier – A Fortnight of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, commencing on Saturday 2nd March

Daphne du Maurier – A Fortnight of special programmes on BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, commencing on Saturday 2nd March

1st March 2024: Here at the Daphne du Maurier website, we are always delighted when Daphne du Maurier is acknowledged for being the important and influential writer that we already know she is! So, it is with great joy we announce that listeners in the UK can look forward to two weeks of programming on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra, highlighting Daphne du Maurier and shining a new light on her life and work. Read more for the schedule of Daphne du Maurier programmes being broadcast in the coming week... More ››
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 4th April 2024

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 4th April 2024

1st March 2024: The Gallants Sailing Club, Fowey is holding a fundraising Quiz Night for the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature on Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm. ... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s March 2024 Event – A Reminder

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s March 2024 Event – A Reminder

29th February 2024: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America is holding its first event of the year on Saturday 16th March, between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. The afternoon will begin with a discussion about the Society’s 2024 Study Novel, The House on the Strand. Du Maurier expert Professor Gina Wisker, from the University of Bath, will lead the event via ZOOM from the UK ... More ››
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 ››