Frenchman's Creek: Book by Daphne Du Maurier

Frenchman's Creek

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ISBN: 9781844080410    Publisher: Hachette India Year of publishing: 2003     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 253        Language: English
Lady Donna St Columb is beautiful, headstrong - and bored. Desperate to escape the pomp and ritual of the Restoration Court, she retreats to the hidden creeks and secret woods of the family estate at Navron,...Read more
Lady Donna St Columb is beautiful, headstrong - and bored. Desperate to escape the pomp and ritual of the Restoration Court, she retreats to the hidden creeks and secret woods of the family estate at Navron, in Cornwall. Though renowned for her passionate engagement with life, privately she yearns for freedom, a life of integrity and love - whatever the cost. The peace Lady Dona craves, however, eludes her from the moment she stumbles across the mooring-place of a white-sailed ship that plunders the Cornish coast. And as she becomes embroiled in a plot to steal another ship from under the nose of the English authorities, she realises that her own heart is under siege from the French philosopher-pirate, Jean Aubrey . . .
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About the author: Daphne Du Maurier
If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Few writers have... Read more
If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Few writers have created more magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own. In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles that of a fairy tale. Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor-manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint. She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories. A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major (later Lieutenant-General Sir) Frederick Browning, who married her. Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame. While Alfred Hitchcock's film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best-known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca.
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Review:
A tale of danger, passion and mystery, and a compulsive slice of period drama. Good Book Guide A heroine who is bound to make thousands of friends Sunday Times A pure, exhilarating adventure story...Read more
A tale of danger, passion and mystery, and a compulsive slice of period drama. Good Book Guide A heroine who is bound to make thousands of friends Sunday Times A pure, exhilarating adventure story - a swashbuckling tale of exquisite danger and tangled love ... a tale of emotional and sexual awakening, of loss and risk ... sophisticated in its exploration of the human heart. -- Julie Myerson One of the last century's most original literary talents Daily Telegraph
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