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Du Maurier News Archive for 2023

It’s time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas

It’s time to wish you all a very Happy Christmas

18th December 2023: The year 2023 has been an excellent one for the Daphne du Maurier website. So much has happened, and we have enjoyed sharing news and interesting articles about Daphne du Maurier with you. It just remains for us to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, wherever you may be in the world. ... More ››
Daphne du Maurier on Video and Audio

Daphne du Maurier on Video and Audio

13th December 2023: When all the Christmas shopping is done, all the parcels are wrapped, all the cards written and all the food organised, it will be time to think of yourself and to relax a little. If you can make some time, then what could be better for all of you who follow the Daphne du Maurier website to enjoy a little bit of Daphne du Maurier. Did you realise that YouTube has a vast array of audio and video recordings relating to Daphne du Maurier? ... More ››
Fowey Christmas Market Friday 8th to Sunday 10th 2023

Fowey Christmas Market Friday 8th to Sunday 10th 2023

7th Dec 2023: Don’t miss Fowey Christmas Market this weekend, Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December. Make a point of visiting the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature stall on the stage in the Town Hall. This year, the Festival is holding a raffle. For a donation of as little as £2.00, you can enter the raffle to win ten tickets to events of your choice at Fowey Festival 2024. This is a great prize, and I heartily recommend that you invest in a raffle ticket for this draw... More ››
Results of the Auction of Daphne du Maurier Letters

Results of the Auction of Daphne du Maurier Letters

4th December 2023: At the end of last week, two letters written by Daphne du Maurier were included in the auction of Rare Books & Works on Paper at David Lay’s auction house in Lanner, Cornwall. The letters had been most generously donated by a supporter of the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature and were auctioned to raise funds for the festival... More ››
Just to remind you that two Daphne du Maurier letters are to be auctioned in Cornwall on Thursday 30th November

Just to remind you that two Daphne du Maurier letters are to be auctioned in Cornwall on Thursday 30th November

28th November 2023: The David Lay auction of Rare Books & Works on Paper takes place on Thursday 30th November, at 10am. Two wonderful letters written by Daphne du Maurier in the 1970s go under the hammer at this auction, and the sales will raise money for the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. If you would like to be the proud owner of a letter written by Daphne du Maurier... More ››
Fowey Festival Online Winter Auction – How about bidding on some of these hardback early novels by Daphne du Maurier

Fowey Festival Online Winter Auction – How about bidding on some of these hardback early novels by Daphne du Maurier

27th November 2022: As well as the two Daphne du Maurier first editions in the Fowey Festival Online Winter auction that we told you about in our last 'Online Winter Auction' bulletin, there are several other early du Maurier titles, all of which are reprints, so probably a little more affordable than the first editions. Here is what you need to know about them... More ››
Christmas Treats - Special editions of some of Daphne du Maurier’s most loved books

Christmas Treats - Special editions of some of Daphne du Maurier’s most loved books

27th November 2023: Wouldn’t it be good to receive a book written by Daphne du Maurier for Christmas or to give one to someone who loves her work? During Daphne’s long writing career, she wrote a vast range of fiction and non-fiction. Searching out copies of Daphne's books is great fun and putting together a collection of her books is a fascinating thing to do... More ››
Two Daphne du Maurier letters to be auctioned in Cornwall this month

Two Daphne du Maurier letters to be auctioned in Cornwall this month

20th November 2023: We have some very exciting news for you. On 30th November, David Lay Auctions in Cornwall will be auctioning two wonderful letters written by Daphne du Maurier from her home, Kilmarth, and dated 1971 and 1977. They are being sold as two separate lots. ... More ››
Jamaica Inn Christmas Market – Saturday 25th November 2023

Jamaica Inn Christmas Market – Saturday 25th November 2023

18th November 2023: Jamaica Inn is holding a Christmas Market on Saturday 25th November, from 12 – 4pm. It is going to be such a fun afternoon with market stalls, Santa’s Grotto, and minced pies and mulled wine. There will also be Christmas trees on sale in the courtyard and... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Christmas Luncheon and Discussion, 2nd December 2023

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Christmas Luncheon and Discussion, 2nd December 2023

17th November 2023: This is a reminder that the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America is holding its annual Christmas in Cornwall Luncheon (held in Dallas, Texas, rather than Fowey, regrettably) on Saturday 2nd December, from 12 noon until 2.30pm. The theme of this year’s luncheon is Herbs and Plants in My Cousin Rachel ... More ››
Richard Trethewey Launches New Single and Video – <em>Frenchman's Creek</em>

Richard Trethewey Launches New Single and Video – Frenchman's Creek

15th November 2023: Performer and music therapist Richard Trethewey has just released a new single and video called Frenchman's Creek. Here at the Daphne du Maurier website, we love this piece of music and the video. It absolutely conjures up the atmosphere of Daphne's novel and provides us with a glimpse of Richard's exceptional talent... More ››
<em>Wonderland: Gothic</em> to premiere on Sky Arts – November 2023

Wonderland: Gothic to premiere on Sky Arts – November 2023

14th November 2023: The Wonderland factual television series returns to Sky Arts this month with a new four-part series, Wonderland: Gothic. The first episode includes references to Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca and the Hitchcock film of the same name and is sure to be both interesting and informative. The series begins on Tuesday 21st November, on Sky Arts at 9pm.... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em> musical closes on 18th November

Rebecca musical closes on 18th November

12th November 2023: The first-ever English language translation of the Rebecca musical has been enjoying a successful run at the Charing Cross Theatre, London, since early September. The run of this musical was only ever going to be short, and sadly, it is now drawing to a close. The last performances are on Saturday 18th November.... More ››
The Beginning of the End: The Prologue and Epilogues of <em>Hungry Hill</em> and <em>The Glass-Blowers</em> – A Lecture from the Daphne du Maurier International Conference

The Beginning of the End: The Prologue and Epilogues of Hungry Hill and The Glass-Blowers – A Lecture from the Daphne du Maurier International Conference

10th November 2023: In October, we brought you news of the first Daphne du Maurier International Conference, which took place in Le Mans, France, in 2019 and the associated journal, which has now been published. We are delighted to be able to tell you that as a result of those recent articles, Eva Leung, one of the du Maurier experts to present a paper at the Le Mans Conference, contacted us and has agreed that we may publish her paper here at the Daphne du Maurier website... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em>, the musical, Charing Cross Theatre, London – A Review

Rebecca, the musical, Charing Cross Theatre, London – A Review

8th November 2023: We finally made it up to London to see the English-language musical Rebecca at the Charing Cross Theatre! And now, we have written a review of the performance and what we thought ... More ››
Taylor Swift's song <em>Tolerate It</em> inspired by Daphne du Maurier's <em>Rebecca</em>

Taylor Swift's song Tolerate It inspired by Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca

7th November 2023: We have discovered a great little piece on Tik Tok from the interview when Taylor Swift was talking to Paul McCartney, and she referred specifically to Daphne du Maurier... More ››
Book Recommendation – <em>Shot With Crimson</em> by Nicola Upson

Book Recommendation – Shot With Crimson by Nicola Upson

1st November 2023: Today, we bring you news of a wonderful new book that we are sure you are going to enjoy. Shot With Crimson by Nicola Upson is a crime novel, and the eleventh book in her 'Josephine Tey' series. It has a strong Daphne du Maurier theme running through the story... More ››
Celebrate Halloween with some of Daphne du Maurier’s Scariest Short Stories!

Celebrate Halloween with some of Daphne du Maurier’s Scariest Short Stories!

28th October 2023: If you want to be a little bit scared on All Hallow’s Eve, better known as Halloween, on 31st October, go no further than some of Daphne du Maurier’s short stories. We can definitely say that you don’t need to go beyond Daphne’s writing to have a thoroughly scary Halloween. So enjoy reading some of our suggestions... More ››
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's favourite books of all time

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's favourite books of all time

22-10-2023: Actor and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge is probably most famous for adapting Killing Eve for television and for writing and starring in the dark comedy Fleabag. In an interview with Far Out magazine this week, she talked with Aimee Ferrier about her favourite books of all time... More ››
Art at St. John's Bodinnick Exhibition 26 - 29 October 2023

Art at St. John's Bodinnick Exhibition 26 - 29 October 2023

17th October 2023: An exhibition of paintings, pottery, wood turning, and contemporary silver jewellery is taking place at the tiny church of St. John's Bodinnick in Cornwall from 26th – 29th October. St. John's is one of the smallest churches in Cornwall and is set in the middle of the village, just up the hill above Ferryside and the Old Ferry Inn... More ››
An exhibition celebrating the lives of female writers and literary characters is taking place at Arundel in West Sussex – October 2023

An exhibition celebrating the lives of female writers and literary characters is taking place at Arundel in West Sussex – October 2023

15th October 2023: The Mill Studio in Arundel, West Sussex, run by Gallery director Holly Fox-Lee, is the venue for a new exhibition, Women and Word, which celebrates the lives of female writers and characters from literature. In this exhibition, artist Daisy Harcourt explores the unique discourse between artist and writer in a set of new and recent drawings, all portraying either female writers or characters that female writers have created... More ››
A look back at the Daphne du Maurier International Conference – France 2019

A look back at the Daphne du Maurier International Conference – France 2019

9th October 2023: Before the pandemic, an international conference dedicated to Daphne du Maurier took place in Le Mans, France. Setara Pracha, who is both a Daphne du Maurier enthusiast and an expert on her short fiction, attended the conference and presented a lecture... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Christmas Luncheon and Discussion 2023

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Christmas Luncheon and Discussion 2023

7th October 2023: This year, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America is holding its Christmas in Cornwall Luncheon, Herbs and Plants in My Cousin Rachel, on Saturday 2nd December, from 12 noon until 2.30pm. As well as a delicious celebratory lunch, Daphne du Maurier Society President Shirley Kinney, PhD, will discuss poisons of the past in her review of the various herbs and plants in Daphne du Maurier’s remarkable novel My Cousin Rachel... More ››
<em>The Birds</em> by Daphne du Maurier Celebrates its 60th Anniversary in Book and on Film

The Birds by Daphne du Maurier Celebrates its 60th Anniversary in Book and on Film

5th October 2023: Several articles are appearing in the media to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Birds, focusing on the short story and the film. We particularly enjoyed the excellent article Revisiting A Classic: Ways to Supplement Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds on its 60th Anniversary, written by Tara Bennett this week and published on the SYFY WIRE website... More ››
Rhododendrons at Manderley and Menabilly

Rhododendrons at Manderley and Menabilly

28th September 2023: Earlier this month, The Conversation published an article called The Secret World of Rhododendrons: a plant more ancient than the Himalayas that inspired fables and stories around the world. It was written by Richard Milne at The University of Edinburgh. It proved to be a fascinating article, and I realise there is so much I did not know about this ancient shrub. Rhododendrons always make me think of Daphne du Maurier and her most famous novel, Rebecca, and indeed, the author of this article included a reference to it... More ››
The Fowey Festival Quiz Night was a Great Success – Thank you

The Fowey Festival Quiz Night was a Great Success – Thank you

13th September 2023: The fundraising quiz at the Safe Harbour yesterday evening was great fun and went really well. The evening made nearly £200.00 for Fowey Festival. Between the two fundraising quizzes for Fowey Festival that have taken place at the Safe Harbour this year, in July and September, the total raised was nearly £500.00... More ››
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 12th September 2023

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 12th September 2023

8th September 2023: On Saturday 16th September, the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America will meet for their Fall short story study to discuss Daphne du Maurier's short story The Breakthrough. University of Dallas scholar Dr Sarah Berry will lead the event with her analysis of this remarkable short story.... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – September event

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – September event

8th September 2023: On Saturday 16th September the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America will be meeting for their Fall, short story study, to discuss Daphne du Maurier’s short story The Breakthrough. University of Dallas scholar, Dr Sarah Berry will lead the event with her analysis of this remarkable short story ... More ››
The English Premiere of the musical <em>Rebecca</em> opened in London yesterday

The English Premiere of the musical Rebecca opened in London yesterday

5th September 2023: After many years of waiting and amidst much excitement, the English language version of the musical Rebecca premiered in London yesterday evening (4th September 2023). It was originally performed in Vienna in 2006 and then toured in many countries worldwide, returning to Vienna in September 2022. Since 2006, the musical of Rebecca has been performed in twelve countries and ten languages... More ››
Remembering Collin Langley

Remembering Collin Langley

29th August 2023: Through the Daphne du Maurier website, we are fortunate enough to be in contact with and to meet many lovely and interesting people, all with a united love for or interest in Daphne du Maurier. One such person who became a dear friend was Collin Langley. He was a true Daphne du Maurier aficionado. We first met on one of the many occasions that he was in Fowey attending the Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature... More ››
Video trailers for <em>Rebecca</em> (1940) and <em>Don't Look Now</em> (1973)

Video trailers for Rebecca (1940) and Don't Look Now (1973)

27th August 2023: We have added two video trailers to our Video and Films page. They highlight what are probably the most iconic of the films adapted from Daphne du Maurier's writing. They are for the 1940 Hitchcock adaptation of Rebecca and Nicholas Roeg's fabulous adaptation of Don't Look Now from 1973... More ››
Daphne du Maurier paperback spotted in Emmerdale!

Daphne du Maurier paperback spotted in Emmerdale!

24th August 2023: Here at the Daphne du Maurier website, we love the fact that Daphne crops up in crossword puzzles, quiz shows and lots of fiction, either with reference to her or to one of her books. Yesterday, the character Mary Goskirk, in the popular UK Soap Emmerdale was seen reading a lovely Virago paperback copy of Rebecca... More ››
An Opportunity to Listen to <em>Through the Night</em> - One of the Songs From the Musical <em>Rebecca</em>

An Opportunity to Listen to Through the Night - One of the Songs From the Musical Rebecca

18th August 2023: With only a few days before the musical Rebecca premieres in the UK, here is an opportunity to listen to two of the leading cast members singing Through the Night, one of the numbers from the musical.... More ››
Works by Daphne du Maurier with Special Anniversaries in 2023

Works by Daphne du Maurier with Special Anniversaries in 2023

10th August 2023: In August 1938, Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca was published in the UK. It was to become the most famous of all her books and has never been out of print. This month we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Rebecca. Two of Daphne du Maurier's most well-known short stories also celebrate special anniversaries this year. The Birds celebrates its 60th anniversary, and Don't Look Now celebrates its 50th anniversary. ... More ››
A Reminder that the English Premiere of <em>Rebecca</em> takes place in London from 4th September 2023

A Reminder that the English Premiere of Rebecca takes place in London from 4th September 2023

9th August 2023: Performances of London’s musical premiere of Rebecca start in four weeks, and tickets are selling fast. Based on Daphne du Maurier’s iconic 1938 novel, the musical was created by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, two of the most successful German-language musical theatre lyricists and composers. It has already been seen by more than two million people worldwide... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Autumn 2023 event

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Autumn 2023 event

8th August 2023: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America’s Autumn event take place on Saturday 16th September 2023, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, and this time is all about Daphne du Maurer’s short story The Breakthrough.... More ››
<em>Come Wind, Come Weather</em>, Wartime Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Come Wind, Come Weather, Wartime Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier

2nd August 2023: The book Come Wind, Come Weather that Daphne du Maurier wrote during the second world war is largely forgotten now. It is very different to everything else she wrote, and readers of her work could be puzzled by it. Today we bring you an article which explains the background of how the book came about and what Daphne was trying to achieve by writing it. ... More ››
Snippets of News from the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America

Snippets of News from the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America

28th July 2023: Samantha Mabry and Kimberly Richardson are members of the Daphne du Maurier Society of North America. Samantha lives in Texas, and Kimberly lives in Colorado, where she owns the Viridian Tea Company. We bring you news about both of them.... More ››
Fowey Festival Quiz Night at the Safe Harbour, Fowey

Fowey Festival Quiz Night at the Safe Harbour, Fowey

27th July 2023: On Tuesday evening, the Safe Harbour in Fowey held a Charity Quiz Night to raise money for Fowey Festival. The event was really well attended and a whole lot of fun. Many teams took part, and there was a raffle with lots of fabulous prizes. The evening raised £286.00 for the Festival, which was a fantastic result... More ››
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 25th July 2023

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature - Quiz Night 25th July 2023

22nd July 2023: Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature are holding a quiz night at the Safe Harbour Inn on Tuesday 25th July, at 8pm. This is to raise money for the Festival, which is a charity, so all money to hold the yearly festival is made through fundraising. If you live locally or are in the area on holiday, come along and join in... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em> the Musical – Cast announcement

Rebecca the Musical – Cast announcement

21st July 2023: Casting for the English language production of Rebecca the Musical, which premieres in London on 4th September 2023, has been announced. Richard Carson (Maxim de Winter), Lauren Jones (Second Mrs de Winter, I) and Kara Lane (Mrs Danvers) will head the cast for the eagerly anticipated English language premiere of the critically acclaimed musical Rebecca. ... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Event Reminder July 2023

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Event Reminder July 2023

18th July 2023: A reminder that the first ever Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Reading Retreat takes place on Sunday 23rd July, at Higgins Lake, Michigan. The group will discuss their favourite stories from Daphne du Maurier’s vast collection... More ››
Historic wooden sailing vessel, Lady Daphne, to be Venue for a Literary Weekend in Cornwall - Friday 28th- Sunday 30th July 2023.

Historic wooden sailing vessel, Lady Daphne, to be Venue for a Literary Weekend in Cornwall - Friday 28th- Sunday 30th July 2023.

3rd July 2023: The owners of Lady Daphne, a historic sailing vessel, have been planning celebrations to mark her centenary year. She is currently berthed in Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall, and her owners, Sam and Andy, will be holding a three-day literary weekend onboard from Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July... More ››

http://www.lady-daphne.co.uk/

Daphne du Maurier T-shirts from Girls on Top

Daphne du Maurier T-shirts from Girls on Top

29th June 2023: A reminder that Girls on Top produce beautiful t-shirts with the names of exceptional women writers on them. Daphne du Maurier is one of the authors included in their excellent scheme to champion women writers. Girls on Top works in collaboration with the Women's Prize Trust... More ››
<em>Don’t Look Now,</em> – celebrating 50 years of the film in 2023

Don’t Look Now, – celebrating 50 years of the film in 2023

28th June 2023: The film, Don’t Look Now, based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story, was first released in 1973, making this year its 50th anniversary. The short story and its iconic film have never lost popularity in all those years... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – date amendment for the "Writers should be read" Reading Retreat in Michigan

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – date amendment for the "Writers should be read" Reading Retreat in Michigan

26th June 2023: The date for the "Writers should be read" Reading Retreat in Michigan is Sunday 23rd July, NOT Sunday 22nd July, as previously stated. The Society apologise for this error and brings you more news of the event... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Dates for your diary

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Dates for your diary

21st June 2023: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America have some dates for your diary. Here is a look at the events taking place from July through to early December... More ››
<em>Rebecca</em> musical to have English language premiere in London in September 2023

Rebecca musical to have English language premiere in London in September 2023

15th June 2023: Towards the end of last year, we told you that Rebecca the Musical was coming to the UK at last. The show’s English language premiere takes place at the Charing Cross Theatre, London, on Monday, 4th September 2023 and runs until 18th November. Now is the time to book your tickets, if you haven’t already done so... More ››
<em>Jung's Shadow Concept: The Hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves</em>, edited by Christopher Perry and Rupert Tower

Jung's Shadow Concept: The Hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves, edited by Christopher Perry and Rupert Tower

8th June 2023: A new book on Carl Jung's Concept of the Shadow was published on 5th May of this year (2023). Jung's Shadow Concept: The Hidden Light and Darkness within Ourselves was edited by Christopher Perry and Rupert Tower. While those with a broad interest in Carl Jung and his concept of the Shadow will find inspiration from this new text, those whose primary interest is in Daphne du Maurier will also gain new insight... More ››
Reading <em>Rebecca</em> as Gothic

Reading Rebecca as Gothic

1st June 2023: Rebecca is often referred to as a Gothic novel, but what exactly does that mean? Last month at the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, Dr Serena Trowbridge presented a talk on the subject, describing what makes a novel Gothic and explaining the rules of what needs to be in a Gothic novel ... More ››
A Watercolour by George du Maurier

A Watercolour by George du Maurier

28th May 2023: The Daphne du Maurier website has acquired an unfinished George du Maurier watercolour. It is a scene of the countryside, which could be in France or England, with trees in the background, a group of buildings that look like houses and possibly farm buildings, with fields, fencing, a streetlamp and a path or road in the foreground. The picture has been sketched, but only part of the painting has been completed. George du Maurier is famous as an illustrator for Punch magazine and much less well-known for his watercolours... More ››
A Round-Up of Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 12th – 20th May 2023

A Round-Up of Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 12th – 20th May 2023

25th May 2023: The 25th Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature has ended, and we thank everyone responsible for making the event such a great success. Lynn Goold, Chair of the Board of Trustees responsible for the Festival, Brenda Daly, the Festival director, and the Trustees, there were so few of you, and you all worked tirelessly throughout the entire Festival; all deserve a massive vote of thank from all the festival attendees... More ››
Today we celebrate Daphne du Maurier’s birthday

Today we celebrate Daphne du Maurier’s birthday

13th May 2023: On this day in 1907, Daphne du Maurier was born, so join us as we celebrate the 116th anniversary of her birth. Whatever you are doing, let’s all say Happy Birthday to Daphne!... More ››
Jamaica Inn Celebrates Daphne du Maurier’s Birthday with a Special Offer

Jamaica Inn Celebrates Daphne du Maurier’s Birthday with a Special Offer

12th May 2023: Jamaica Inn is inviting people to visit the newly refurbished Daphne du Maurier and Smugglers Museums for just £1 entry fee on Saturday 13th May, to celebrate Daphne du Maurier’s birthday. The new-look Museums are fabulous and ... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Celebrate Daphne du Maurier's 116th Birthday in Style!

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America Celebrate Daphne du Maurier's 116th Birthday in Style!

8th May 2023: Saturday 13th May, will be the 116th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier's birth. The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America will be celebrating in style and in the comfort of their own homes. The event to celebrate Daphne's birthday will be on ZOOM, where members will be able to enjoy ... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Exhibition – 13th and 14th May 2023

Daphne du Maurier Exhibition – 13th and 14th May 2023

7th May 2023: Daphne du Maurier’s birthday and the beginning of the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature coincide with an exhibition all about Daphne du Maurier, which takes place in Tywardreath Village Hall on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2023, from 10am until 3pm each day.... More ››
Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III – 6th May 2023

Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III – 6th May 2023

5th May 2023: The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla takes place tomorrow, Saturday 6th May. We share this article and some lovely photographs with you all to celebrate this historic occasion. ... More ››
Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists Presentation Day

Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists Presentation Day

2nd May 2023: In January, we told you about the 2023 Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists Competition, which this year had the theme of Celebrations!. Children of all ages from across Cornwall took part, and in March, judging took place. On Saturday 29th April, the awards ceremony took place in the beautiful surroundings of Fowey Hall Hotel... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Perpetual Calendar

Daphne du Maurier Perpetual Calendar

27th April 2023: In May 2020, we told you about the Daphne du Maurier Perpetual Calendar, produced by the artist Pat Thuysbaert, from her own watercolours. She has just let us know that copies are still available, so we thought it was about time we reminded you about this lovely calendar... More ››
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2023 - A look at the Daphne du Maurier-related events in this year's programme

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2023 - A look at the Daphne du Maurier-related events in this year's programme

21st April 2023: This year, from 12th to 20th May, Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature will celebrate its 25th Festival. Every year, within a broader range of literary and music-related events, walks and exhibitions, there is a core of events relating to Daphne du Maurier, one of the two most important literary names to be connected with Fowey, the other being Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This year is no exception, so here is a look at the all-important Daphne du Maurier part of Fowey Festival ... More ››
Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2023

Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2023

19th April 2023: Every year, book reviewer and blogger, HeavenAli brings us the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week, which always coincides with Daphne's birthday on 13th May. Ali shares her birthday with Daphne du Maurier, which makes her decision to lead this reading week very special. This year, the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week dates are 8th – 15th May. This is less than three weeks away, so it is time to start choosing which Daphne du Maurier books to read during this special week. ... More ››
<em>Four French Holidays</em> by Anne Hall

Four French Holidays by Anne Hall

15th April 2023: Anne Hall has just published a new book called Four French Holidays, in which she discusses four women writers, all from the same generation, who were inspired to write novels following visits to France. The women are Daphne du Maurier, Stella Gibbons, Rumer Godden and Margery Sharp... More ››
Daphne du Maurier’s <em>The Birds</em> predicted environment crisis 70 years ago

Daphne du Maurier’s The Birds predicted environment crisis 70 years ago

11th April 2023: The Conversation published an article in its daily newsletter this morning, which has been picked up by media far and wide. It discusses Daphne du Maurier’s novella, The Birds... More ››
Author Joanna Cannon would take <em>Rebecca</em> to a Desert Island

Author Joanna Cannon would take Rebecca to a Desert Island

10th April 2023: In a recent interview for the Daily Mail Online, writer Joanna Cannon was asked which book she would take with her to a desert island. Her answer was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which she described as the perfect book by the perfect storyteller... More ››
                         Happy Easter Everyone

Happy Easter Everyone

8th April 2023: Wishing a very Happy Easter to all of you who share our love of Daphne du Maurier through the Daphne du Maurier website and our Facebook and Twitter pages... More ››
<em>The Marriage Season</em> by Jane Dunn

The Marriage Season by Jane Dunn

1st April 2023: Many of you will already know the renowned biographer Jane Dunn, who wrote the magnificent book Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing (2013). During her writing career, she has written seven biographies on subjects including Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell, Queen Elizabeth I and her cousin Mary Queen of Scots, and Mary Shelley. Now, for the first time, she has turned to fiction and created The Marriage Season (2023), the first in a trilogy of Regency fiction. ... More ››
Alfred Hitchcock’s film <em>The Birds</em> celebrates its 60th birthday

Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds celebrates its 60th birthday

27th March 2023: On 28th March 2023, the movie of The Birds will be sixty years old. Vastly different from Daphne du Maurier’s original short story, Hitchcock moved the location to Bodega Bay in California. Melanie Daniels, the female lead, played by Tippy Hedren, has visited Bodega Bay on a whim and is soon embroiled in the horror of the attacking birds, herself the victim of a terrifying attack.... More ››
25th Anniversary Fowey Festival – Programme and Booking Office Now Live On-line

25th Anniversary Fowey Festival – Programme and Booking Office Now Live On-line

24th March 2023: The 25th Anniversary Fowey Festival takes place from 12th – 20th May 2023. The programme is now live on the Fowey Festival website. The box office will be open to everyone from Saturday 25th March. ... More ››
Another Greetings card inspired by Daphne du Maurier

Another Greetings card inspired by Daphne du Maurier

21st March 2023: Amanda White has created a second greetings card inspired by Daphne du Maurier. This time it is an image of Ferryside, the du Maurier Browning family home in Fowey. This beautiful waterside house was bought by Daphne du Maurier’s father, Gerald, nearly a hundred years ago, and members of the family have lived there ever since. Daphne completed her first novel, The Loving Spirit there, as well as poetry, short stories and her third novel, The Progress of Julius. We told you about Amanda’s first du Maurier-related card back in September 2021... More ››
Fowey Festival Pop-Up Box Office and Coffee Mornings – April 2023

Fowey Festival Pop-Up Box Office and Coffee Mornings – April 2023

20th March 2023: As we all look forward to the 25th Anniversary Fowey Festival in May, Fowey Festival will be holding two pop-up box office and coffee morning events in Fowey during April. So come and have a chat with the Festival Trustees about all the exciting events taking place at this year’s Festival, and book tickets while you are there. The dates ... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Museum at Jamaica Inn – Spring 2023

Daphne du Maurier Museum at Jamaica Inn – Spring 2023

15th March 2023: In August 2022, we brought you news that Jamaica Inn had changed ownership and was now to be run by The Coaching Inn Group. We speculated on what the future of Jamaica Inn would hold and particularly what the future of the Daphne du Maurier museum within the Inn would be. We are happy to be able to tell you that much work has been going on since then. The Daphne du Maurier and the Smugglers museums were closed for a short time at the beginning of this year. And now, the Inn has re-opened the two museums, refurbished and looking splendid. ... More ››
25th Anniversary Fowey Festival, 12th – 20th May 2023

25th Anniversary Fowey Festival, 12th – 20th May 2023

12th March 2023: Tickets for the 25th Anniversary Fowey Festival, which takes place from 12th-20th May 2023, will be on sale soon. You will be able to view the programme and book tickets at the Fowey Festival website... More ››
<em>Life, Legend and Landscape: the Autobiographical Sub-text and Historical Background to Castle Dor by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Daphne du Maurier</em> by Jane Prince

Life, Legend and Landscape: the Autobiographical Sub-text and Historical Background to Castle Dor by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Daphne du Maurier by Jane Prince

6th March 2023: Last year, we introduced you to Jane Prince, who writes for the Arthur Quiller-Couch website. Jane has just published her most recent article entitled Life, Legend and Landscape: the Autobiographical Sub-text and Historical Background to Castle Dor by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and Daphne du Maurier. This remarkable article ... More ››
<em>Into A Cornish Wind</em> by Kate Ryder – a novel set in Fowey

Into A Cornish Wind by Kate Ryder – a novel set in Fowey

1st March 2023: Spring is almost here, and it won't be long before the holiday season begins again. With holidays comes time to relax, and what could be better than a new book to read, something light and romantic. Into A Cornish Wind by Kate Ryder is one such book. First published in September 2022, this is the latest in a number of books with a Cornish setting by this author, who herself lives in Cornwall. The thing that makes this novel extra special is that it is actually set in Fowey... More ››
Curtis Brown Group moves offices to Cunard House

Curtis Brown Group moves offices to Cunard House

17th February 2023: Curtis Brown is the Literary Agent for Daphne du Maurier. All questions relating to copyright issues regarding her works should be directed to them. In February 2023, Curtis Brown moved to new premises... More ››
US Armed Services Editions of Daphne du Maurier's novels

US Armed Services Editions of Daphne du Maurier's novels

14th February 2023: Armed Services Editions were small compact paperback books printed by the Council on Books in Wartime for distribution throughout the American Military during World War II. Three of Daphne du Maurier's books were included in this series. ... More ››
Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – February Event Reminder

Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – February Event Reminder

7th February 2023: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's next meeting is on Sunday, 19th February 2023, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at Mena-Kinney, 5214 Palomar Lane, Dallas, TX 75209. The subject will be The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. Daphne du Maurier's stories often illuminate the competing dual natures within individual characters, occasionally even with doppelgangers. This has long been recognised as Daphne du Maurier's debt to The Prisoner of Zenda, one of her favourite novels from childhood. ... More ››
<em>The Pathology of Desire in Daphne du Maurier's Short Stories</em> by Setara Pracha – A Review

The Pathology of Desire in Daphne du Maurier's Short Stories by Setara Pracha – A Review

23rd January 2023: In December, we told you about Setara Pracha's new book, The Pathology of Desire in Daphne du Maurier's Short Stories. We also shared with you an essay written by Setara, especially for the Daphne du Maurier website, telling us about her interest in Daphne's short stories and how she came to write this extraordinary book. Here at the Daphne du Maurier website, we now have our copy of Setara's book. It is a fascinating read and a book which has long been needed as it is the first full-length study of Daphne du Maurier's short fiction... More ››
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – February 2023 event

The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – February 2023 event

19th January 2023: The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's next meeting is on Sunday, 19th February 2023. The subject will be The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. Daphne du Maurier's stories often illuminate the competing dual natures within individual characters, occasionally even with doppelgangers. This has long been recognised as Daphne du Maurier's debt to The Prisoner of Zenda, one of her favourite novels from childhood ... More ››
<em>My Cornwall With Fern Britton</em> visits Fowey today, 11th January 2023

My Cornwall With Fern Britton visits Fowey today, 11th January 2023

11th January 2023: This evening My Cornwall With Fern Britton comes to Fowey, where Fern adds to her knowledge about Daphne du Maurier. The programme is on Channel 5 at 8pm, on UK television and is the second episode of the second series of Fern’s programme. In this series, Fern explores the Hundreds, ancient regions of Cornwall with amazing histories... More ››
Fowey Festival Children’s Programme 2023

Fowey Festival Children’s Programme 2023

9th January 2023: The 2023 Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists is launched today, 9th January. The aim of the awards is to encourage young people to engage in visual arts and creative writing to celebrate their creativity and originality. The competition is open to all children living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged 4 to 16 on 31st August 2023. Thanks to generous sponsorship, entry is free, and prizes will be awarded. The theme for 2023 is Celebrations! ... More ››
<em>No Place for a Girl, Daphne du Maurier, Bodmin Moor</em> – by Jo Wing

No Place for a Girl, Daphne du Maurier, Bodmin Moor – by Jo Wing

4th January 2023: On a number of occasions, we have brought to your attention the beautiful writing and photography of Jo Wing and her literary blog, Return of a Native. Through her writing, Jo brings her readers a fascinating insight into many literary figures, illustrating her work with beautiful photographs and suggesting music appropriate to the mood of her pieces of writing. Jo has written several pieces about different aspects of Daphne du Maurier and her writing... More ››
Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year

Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year

1st January 2023: The Daphne du Maurier website wishes you all a very Happy New Year and hopes 2023 will be a good year for everyone. During the year, check back often to our website’s Home Page and News Page to find out all the latest news and information, and keep up to date with our Facebook and Twitter pages... More ››

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