Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier

The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller

Book - 1993
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The authorized biography of the author of Rebecca, a novel first published in 1938 and still a steady seller. Du Maurier was an intensely emotional and unconventional woman, and Forster draws on hitherto unpublished letters, including a cache of previously unknown love letters between Du Maurier and actress Gertrude Lawrence. Includes photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1993], ©1993
Edition: First edition in the U.S.A
ISBN: 9780385420686
Branch Call Number: 921 DuMau
Description: xviii, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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May 11, 2013

If you want a good bio by the excellent Margaret Forster, her life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning a better bet. Du Maurier turns out to be an unlikable woman whose facades Forster peels back to reveal turmoil, obsession and hypocrisy.


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