The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America – Fall Short Story Study
The Daphne du Maurier Society of North America's Fall
Short Story Study for 2022 takes place on Saturday 10th September,
from 11.30am – 1-30pm at Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219.
The story to be discussed is A Border-Line Case, originally
published in Not After Midnight
and Other Stories by Victor
Gollancz Ltd in the UK and Don't
Look Now, published by Doubleday
and Company Inc, in the US, in 1971.
The story centres around
a young actress whose next role is to be Viola/Cesario in Twelfth Night. After her
father's sudden death, she decides to visit his estranged colleague in
Ireland. The colleague had been the best
man at her parent's wedding but shortly afterwards had vanished from their lives.
Of course, because this is a du Maurier short
story, there are remarkable and perhaps even terrifying repercussions.
Reflecting on this short story, Du Maurier once wrote:
"… it's rather an awful story really. The end, I mean."
The Short Story Study will feature Margherita Orsi,
a PhD student from the University of Bologna, who will travel to Dallas to
review A Border-Line Case.
Luncheon will be included at no charge to Daphne du
Maurier Society of North America members.
For more information
please click here.