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Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters: The Private Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing by Jane Dunn

“Sisters are,” author Jane Dunn tells us “special,” and with a backlist which includes the book, Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, it’s easy to conclude that the author, Jane Dunn, is drawn to these “ 1,306 more words

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Venice in February .... adjourned to May

But not for real.  This is a virtual tour of a place that I would love to visit some day … well, actually, now I’m not so sure.  653 more words


My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

“There are some women, Philip, good women, very possibly, who through no fault of their own impel disaster. Whatever they touch somehow turns to tragedy. I don’t know why I say this to you, but I feel I must.” 1,084 more words


What we did on our holiday

I went AWOL in Cornwall this week. I did take my laptop, and did plan to blog of an evening – but all that fresh air, and all the up and down steps and hills took it’s toll, and it was a case of collapsing in front of the telly. 464 more words

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Blog Tribute #4, dovegreyreader: Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier

dovegreyreader requires no introduction to book blog visitors. The map on her site shows visitors from 181 countries; the number of hits her blog gets every day puts the rest of us to shame. 1,183 more words


Daphne du Maurier: Don't Look Now

It’s typical of my wrongheaded priorities that the only time I’ve been inclined to read a book by Daphne du Maurier – author of Rebecca… 963 more words

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The Scapegoat, by Daphne du Maurier

I’m nearly finished War and Peace, and more than half way through The Inheritance of Loss, but when I found The Scapegoat on the shelves here at the Moorview B&B in Metung, I didn’t hesitate. 214 more words