Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2022
The Loving Spirit, The Doll: Short Stories, I'll Never Be Young Again and The Glass Blowers
Book reviewer and blogger Heavenali will host the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week for the fourth year, beginning on Monday 9th May. Each year she leads this event during the week of Daphne du Maurier's birthday. Heavenali shares her birthday with Daphne du Maurier on 13th May, making the week even more special.
This is what Heavenali has to say:
it's all about Daphne, not my blog, so I probably won't be posting on the blog more than two or three times during that week. However, I will be reading Daphne, sharing, and reading everyone's posts. I am also planning a cheeky little giveaway, as I didn't do one last year – watch this space.
I share a birthday with Daphne du Maurier, so during the week of our birthdays, I like people to read and review Daphne du Maurier books – fiction or nonfiction, share thoughts and pictures on social media – and generally get enthusiastic. You don't need to have a blog. Just join in, in any way you can. Cake is optional!
For me reading the fiction of DDM ticks so many boxes – and I assume that is why she remains so enduringly loved by readers. Whether you want novels or short stories, mystery, chills or romance, historical escapism, or something a little more contemporary (to her time, of course), Daphne has the book for you. Her writing is excellent, her sense of place and the relationship she has with landscape in many of her books quite extraordinary.
Classics are classics for a reason.
Heavenali has chosen The Loving Spirit as her first book to read this year, and she has already started it so that she can get to read lots in the lead up to and during the reading week. The Loving Spirit was published in the UK in 1931 and was Daphne du Maurier's first novel. It is a fantastic story spanning four generations of a family of shipbuilders in Cornwall. The book was a great debut novel and showed the world Daphne's potential as a writer.
The second book Heavenali will be reading is the short story collection, The Doll: Short Stories. She also hopes to squeeze in at least one more du Maurier book from her pile before the end of the reading week.
Grab some du Maurier titles and join Heavenali's Daphne du Maurier Reading Week. Here is the link to the home page of Heavenali's blog.