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1961 – Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin) is born in Gweedore, Co Donegal.

Enya began her musical career in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform solo.

Enya is a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, an Academy Award-nominated songwriter, and Ireland’s best-selling solo artist (her record sales stand at 80 million as of 2009). 159 more words

Irish History

The World's Outstanding Women (WOW): Daphne Du Maurier

Throughout history women have made their mark in a wide variety of ways.  Each Saturday I plan to highlight one of these remarkable women.  There will be no limit to the areas of history that I may include; however as a guide I will look to the month of their birth, the month of their death or the month associated with their mark in history when I select them.  614 more words

History

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

What’s it about?

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. 439 more words

Reviews

If You Were Born Today, May 14

If You Were Born Today, May 14

You are a steady, reliable, and responsible person. You are not always patient with slackers, but patient overall. You instinctively know that good things come to those who wait, but you also know how to make things happen with determined effort. 32 more words

Daily Posts

Do You Know the Name of the Author Who Wrote The Birds?

Probably most of you have seen Hitchcock’s movie The Birds, but did you know that Dame Daphne du Maurier wrote the short story?  “The film adaptation of her novel, … 140 more words

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Writer's Quote Wednesday: Daphne du Maurier

Born on this day (May 13) in 1907, Daphne du Maurier was a Cornish author and playwright. Many of her works were adapted into films, including the novel  99 more words

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