Tuesday, 10 August 2010
ABC Wednesday, D for Daphne du Maurier
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright.
Many of her works, which were written in Cornwall, have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca, which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941, Jamaica Inn, and her short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. The first three were directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Her elder sister was the writer Angela du Maurier. Her father was the actor Gerald du Maurier. Her grandfather was the writer George du Maurier.
This is the house where Daphne du Maurier lived as a girl during holidays and later as a grown-up.
With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with D.
The first photo shows the Frenchman's Creek. The second depics Jamaica Inn and the third one is the church of Altarnun where the evil vicar of this place lived ,from the book "Jamaica Inn".
These are a few of my books written by Daphne du Maurier. It stands to reason that, although she was not Cornish, she loved Cornwall with all her heart, and by reading her books she also made me love that beautiful part of Great Britain. My husband and I went to look for many places she mentioned in her books, especially in "Enchanting Cornwall", "Myself when young"and "Vanishing Cornwall"!