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Another Trespasser In the Menabilly Woods

Many of you will already know that Daphne du Maurier first heard about Menabilly, the manor house just outside Fowey, owned for centuries by the Rashleighs from her friends, the Quiller-Couch family.  This would have been in the late 1920s when she first stayed at Ferryside at the beginning of her writing career.  It is documented that Daphne’s sister Angela, and her dog, went with Daphne on the first occasion they tried and failed to find the house.  But on a second visit to the land surrounding Menabilly, the house was found. 

Today we bring you the true story of another writer, May Sarton, who trespassed in the Menabilly woods and found the house during the time that it lay neglected and alone…

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