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Dora Footman (1878 – 1974)

An illustration of Dora and her brother Eric drawn by their uncle, George du Maurier, for Punch Magazine

Daphne du Maurier’s Cousin Dora, actually Daphne’s father Gerald’s cousin, arrived in Tywardreath, just two miles from Menabilly, in December 1966.  She was 88 and had decided to come and live near Daphne without even discussing it first.  She lived for a further seven years, and was quite a challenge for Daphne! 

Here, Chris Main tells us the story of Dora Footman, a woman born into the world of the du Mauriers.  She lived a fascinating, but sometimes difficult life, before finally ending up on Daphne’s doorstep.  To read the full article, click here:       

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