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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier – what a writer.

Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories.

I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to make categorising her difficult. Her writing deals with smugglers and pirates, adulterer’s, time traveller’s, drug users, scientists, heirs to fortunes, terrifying birds – the lot.

My collection is incomplete, but I’m getting there – I bought Rule Britannia just a few days ago! I cannot wait to read it.

I will write more about my adoration of du Maurier’s work in the future, but I was inspired to say a few words today for Day 7 of Penguin Platform’s #DecktheShelves Instagram Challenge.

Who else has read du Maurier’s novels?

Who is your favourite author?

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5 thoughts on “My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction”

  1. I do love Daphne du Maurier. My favourite book of hers (so far) is Jamaica Inn, followed very closely by Rebecca. The only problem I have with Rebecca is that I can’t wipe it from my memory and enjoy it all for a first time again!

    1. Haha I have a similar problem with Rebecca. I wish I’d read it before needing to study it for uni as I think it would have been totally different. Did you see the recent Jamaica Inn adaptation?

      1. Really? I’ll go and have a read of that then! I thought the sound was really off -like there were no microphones on set or they all mumbled. Loved the setting and scenery though!

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