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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?

My Cousin Rachel film poster

My Cousin Rachel, starring Olivia de Havilland, 1952

Audio recordings of Daphne’s books on YouTube include Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel, The Birds, The Blue Lenses, The House on the Strand, Don’t Look Now, The Happy Valley and many more.  Sometimes, they are the full-length books, and sometimes, they have been abridged.  Some were produced many years ago, and others are more recent, but all are a great way to relax and listen to some of Daphne’s finest work.

Frenchman's Creek TV drama poster

Frenchman's Creek, starring Tara Fitzgerald, TV movie 1998

There are also plenty of videos of Daphne’s books, including Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, Frenchman’s Creek, The Breakthrough and lots of others.  Some of the videos are the original films, and some are films of television dramas or serials. 

For factual material about Daphne, there is the English language version of the beautiful French documentary – In the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier (Daphné du Maurier: sur les traces de Rebecca), which includes film, photographs and lots of information about Daphne’s life and works, told by a number of Daphne du Maurier experts.  This film is shown on PBSAmerica from time to time, but if you have not seen it yet or you want to watch it again, do go to YouTube and catch it there.

In the Footsteps of Rebecca documantary

In the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier (Daphné du Maurier: sur les traces de Rebecca) , Documentary, 2017

There are other biographical videos about Daphne, including the short but lovely Pathe News item from 1946, when she is in the garden of Menabilly with two of her children, and an interview with Daphne’s son Kits Browning from 2013.

Do make time to have a search on YouTube and see what you can find to enjoy.

Let us know what you have chosen to watch or listen to by emailing the Daphne du Maurier website at  If you have any difficulty searching, let us know via the same email address, and we will see if we can help you.

December 2023.

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