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?