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Description - Daphne Du Maurier by Daphne Du Maurier

REBECCA, published in 1938, brought its author instant international acclaim, capturing the popular imagination with its haunting atmosphere of suspense and mystery. But the more fame this and her other books encouraged, the more reclusive Daphne du Maurier became. Margaret Forster's 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 Maurier's 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 father's 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099333319
ISBN-10: 0099333317
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 5-May-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daphne Du Maurier

Born in Carlisle, Margaret Forster is the author of many successful novels - including Lady's Maid, Have the Men Had Enough?, The Memory Box, Diary of an Ordinary Woman, Keeping the World Away and most recently Over - as well as bestselling memoirs, and biographies of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Daphne du Maurier. She is married to writer and journalist Hunter Davies and lives in London and the Lake District.

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