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Du Maurier December: 'Daphne du Maurier: A Daughter's Memoir' by Flavia Leng ****

I have wanted to read Flavia Leng’s memoir of her mother for such a long time, and thought that my du Maurier December project afforded a very good reason indeed to do so.  760 more words

Du Maurier December: 'The Glass-Blowers' by Daphne du Maurier ***

First published in 1963, The Glass-Blowers is described as a ‘warm, human saga of a family of craftsmen in eighteenth-century France – with the violence and terror of the Revolution as clamouring background to its tragic climax’.  829 more words

A True Story

Emily and I have vivid memories of the moment when we first admitted that we were both secretly writing: the bowls of garlicky spaghetti we were eating; the acquaintance who unexpectedly showed up at the restaurant, putting a stop to our conversation; the way we picked up where we’d left off as we wandered through a shopping mall on our way home. 457 more words

Jean Rhys

Du Maurier December: 'Hungry Hill' by Daphne du Maurier **

Whilst preparing for my Du Maurier December posts, I decided that I would read her 1943 novel, Hungry Hill, rather early on.  It was the book which I can safely say I was least looking forward to.  786 more words

My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier

My Cousin Rachel begins where it ends. So once told by the male narrator there was a death worthy of a hanging, the reader can guess who died easily enough. 816 more words

Book Reviews

Du Maurier December: Flash Reviews

All of these reviews have previously been published on The Literary Sisters, but I thought I would group them all together for my Du Maurier December project so that they are more easily accessible.  577 more words

Du Maurier December: 'The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte' by Daphne du Maurier ****

When my copy of Daphne du Maurier’s The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte arrived, I was pleased to note that it had originally been purchased from the Howarth Bronte shop and still bore a sticker proclaiming this in its bottom right hand corner. 970 more words