Manderley Forever

£9.99

As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an 11-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious 16-year-old, a 20-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old lady.

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Bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier, the writer who influenced her deeply, in this startling and immersive new biography. A portrait of one writer by another, Manderley Forever meticulously recounts a life as mysterious and dramatic as the work it produced, and highlights du Maurier’s consuming passion for Cornwall.De Rosnay seamlessly recreates Daphne’s childhood, rebellious teens and early years as a writer before exploring the complexities of her marriage and, finally, her cantankerous old age. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (in her time) critically underrated writer.

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Weight 0.338 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 2.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

x, 340 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K