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The Daphne du Maurier companion

Author: Helen Taylor
Publisher: London : Virago, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* This companion to the work of one of Britain's best-loved novelists celebrates the centenary of her birth.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Taylor
ISBN: 9781844082353 1844082350
OCLC Number: 77797262
Description: xxiv, 424 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Daphne du Maurier, by the people who knew her --
Daphne du Maurier's Children talk about their mother --
Vanishing Cornwall / Christian Browning --
Interview with Sheila Hodges, Daphne du Maurier's editor, 1943-1981 --
Editing Daphne du Maurier / Sheila Hodges --
Pt. 2. The lasting reputation and cultural legacy of Rebecca --
Rebecca / Sally Beauman --
The Rebecca notebook and other memories / Alison Light --
Spectres of authorship : Daphne du Maurier's gothic legacy / Rebecca Munford --
Rebecca's afterlife : sequels and other echoes / Helen Taylor --
Rebecca's story (with an epilogue by Daphne du Maurier) / Antonia Fraser --
Pt. 3. Daphne du Maurier's writing --
Who I am : adventures in the du Maurier family archive / Charlotte Berry and Jessica Gardner --
The view from Kilmarth : Daphne du Maurier's Cornwall / Ella Westland --
Christianity versus paganism : Daphne du Maurier's divided mind / Melanie Heeley --
The loving spirit / Michele Roberts --
I'll never be young again / Elaine Dundy --
Julius / Julie Myerson --
Jamaica Inn / Sarah Dunant --
Frenchman's creek / Julie Myerson --
The king's general / Justine Picardie --
The parasites / Julie Myerson --
My cousin Rachel / Sally Beauman --
Mary Anne / Lisa Hilton --
The scapegoat / Lisa Appignanesi --
Castle Dor / Nina Bawden --
The glass-blowers / Michelle De Kretser --
The flight of the falcon / Amanda Craig --
The house on the strand / Celia Brayfield --
Rule Britannia / Ella Westland --
The rendezvous and other stories / Minette Walters --
Tales of awe and arousal : animals invade / Nina Auerbach --
Glimpses of the dark side / Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik --
Gerald : a portrait / Margaret Forster --
The Du Mauriers / Michael Holroyd --
The infernal world of Branwell Bronte / Justine Picardie --
Golden lads : a study of Anthony Bacon, Francis, and their friends / Lisa Jardine --
The winding stair : Francis Bacon, his rise and fall / Francis King --
Myself when young / Helen Taylor --
Pt. 4. Daphne du Maurier in adaptation --
Hitchcock's Rebecca : a woman's film? / Alison Light --
Du Maurier, Hitchcock and holding an audience / David Thomson --
'Rebecca's ghost' : horror, the Gothic and the du Maurier film adaptations / Mark Jancovich --
Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock / Maria Di Battista --
'Last night I dreamt I read Rebecca again' : reading, watching and engaging with Rebecca in fiction and film / Helen Hanson --
Drama in Daphne du Maurier : spirit and letter / Michelene Wandor --
Pt. 5. A rediscovered short story --
And his letters grew colder / Daphne Du Maurier.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Taylor.

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A marvellous celebration of du Maurier's life, work and cultural legacy; an indispensable guide to the writer and her art Sarah Waters

 
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