Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!
Daphne du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller by Margaret Forster
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Doubleday, 1993
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Dark Red Spine Strip to Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables;
From the cover: Rebecca, published in 1938, brought its author instant international acclaim, capturing the popular imagination with its haunting atmosphere of suspense and mystery. du Maurier was immediately established as the queen of the psychological thriller. But the more fame this and her other books encouraged, the more reclusive Daphne du Maurier became.
Margaret Forsters award-winning biography could hardly be more worthy of its subject. Drawing on private letters and papers, and with the unflinching co-operation of Daphne du Mauriers family, Margaret Forster explores the secret drama of her life the stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier; her troubled marriage to war hero and royal aide, Boy Browning; her wartime love affair; her passion for Cornwall and her deep friendships with the last of her fathers actress loves, Gertrude Lawrence, and with an aristocratic American woman. Most significant of all, Margaret Forster ingeniously strips away the relaxed and charming facade to lay bare the true workings of a complex and emotional character whose passionate and often violent stories mirrored her own fantasy life more than anyone could ever have imagined.
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