Search Results: "Daphne du Maurier"


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Released: Oct. 24, 1975

"Meandering, and truth to tell, a shade dull, but worthwhile as an oblique approach to Francis Bacon's neglected brother and Elizabethan espionage at the slippery edge of power."
Of the two golden lads—the philosopher, essayist and barrister Francis Bacon, and his brother Anthony, sons of Elizabeth I's Lord Keeper—du Maurier is most concerned with the career of Anthony, whose life was anything but golden. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS-BLOWERS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: March 22, 1963

"The author's name will sell a book that may well be below her peak as a storyteller."
Based on another snatch of du Maurier family history, this reaches back to the time of the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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FRENCHMAN'S CREEK by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 2, 1942

"Mad adventure, not always convincing as to details (or, in retrospect, as to pattern), but excellent escape reading in days when sheer story telling provides a way out as relief from daily headlines."
Better late than never — sorry! Read full book review >

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VANISHING CORNWALL by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Aug. 18, 1967

Cornwall, England...with its legends of Arthur and Tristan, its intimations of Crete, its history and tales, its trades and peoples...its perpetual spring...a likely subject for Miss du Maurier's romance. Read full book review >

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THE DU MAURIERS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 23, 1937

"Sell to everyone who liked Gerald; and then turn about and sell Gerald to everyone who likes this."
Gerald starts with the marriage of "Kicky" (George) du Maurier. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 26, 1965

"However, if Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt can crest the bestseller lists with their weaker offerings, Daphne's dilly should make it with exactly the same audience increased by those hopefuls who remember Rebecca."
Daphne du Maurier is an excellent storyteller and can set in motion the most wornout mechanisms of melodrama in a way that doesn't irritate. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1953

"These for sampling a collection that carries a name value."
A collection of eight stories, one of which is virtually a short novel and six of which appeared in England under the title, The Apple Tree. Read full book review >

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GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Nov. 15, 1940

"Use this book instead of a card — it is the ideal small gift book selection this year, and for years to come."
It took restraint and courage to write — and publish — this modern parable. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"Part pure fluff, part inspirational—a friendly, unpretentious du Maurier grab-bag."
An agreeable miscellany of minor du Maurier: 15 early stories (previously collected only in paperback), ten bits of family history and personal memoir, three poems, and a few pages of working notes for the novel Rebecca. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 17, 1936

"The colored posters supply excellent sales aids."
Grand adventure in the high manner — wild moors — mysterious midnight marauders — strange eerie happenings — piracy and wrecking and smuggling and murder — an innkeeper who turns guests away — his wife, cowed and terrified — an albino in the guise of a clergyman — and a girl whose courage and curiosity help to uncover the dastardly truth of it all. Read full book review >