Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay: The UK edition
The long wait for the UK edition of Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay is nearly over. Published in France in 2015, and then in the US in April of this year, we understood that the US edition was going to be distributed in the UK. Then, amidst great excitement, the publishing house Allen & Unwin stepped in and bought the British rights so now we can look forward to our very own British edition of this fabulous book. Publication day is Thursday 5th October 2017, so only a few weeks to wait now.
This is what Allen & Unwin are saying about Manderley Forever.
An enthralling biography of Daphne du Maurier, the legendary author of novels including Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel.
Bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier, the writer who influenced her deeply, in this startling and immersive new biography. A portrait of one writer by another, Manderley Forever meticulously recounts a life as mysterious and dramatic as the work it produced, and highlights du Maurier's consuming passion for Cornwall. We meet Daphne as a shy seven-year-old, and follow her through her rebellious teens, her early years as a writer, the complexities of her marriage and her cantankerous old age.
With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay's works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer.