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Daphne

Author: Justine Picardie
Publisher: [Bath] : Windsor/Paragon, 2008.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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It is 1957. The author Daphne du Maurier, beautiful, famous, despairing as her marriage falls apart, finds herself haunted by Rebecca, the heroine of her most famous novel, written twenty years earlier. Resolving to write herself out of her misery, Daphne becomes passionately interested in Branwell, the reprobate brother of the Bronte sisters, and begins a correspondence with the enigmatic bibliophile Alex Symington  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Named Person: Daphne Du Maurier; Patrick Branwell Brontë; Daphne Du Maurier, Dame; Patrick Branwell Brontë; Patrick Branwell Brontë; Daphne Du Maurier
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Picardie
ISBN: 9781405649872 1405649879 1405649887 9781405649889
OCLC Number: 228197137
Notes: Originally published: London: Bloomsbury.
Description: 413 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Justine Picardie.

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It is 1957. The author Daphne du Maurier, beautiful, famous, despairing as her marriage falls apart, finds herself haunted by Rebecca, the heroine of her most famous novel, written twenty years earlier. Resolving to write herself out of her misery, Daphne becomes passionately interested in Branwell, the reprobate brother of the Bronte sisters, and begins a correspondence with the enigmatic bibliophile Alex Symington as she researches a biography. But behind Symington's respectable scholarly surface is a slippery character with much to hide, and soon truth and fiction have become indistinguishable. In present-day London, a lonely young woman, newly married after a fleeting courtship with a man considerably older than her, struggles with her PhD thesis. Her husband, still seemingly in thrall to his brilliant, charismatic first wife, is frequently distant and mysterious, and she can't find a way to make this large, imposing house in Hampstead feel like her own. Retreating instead into the comfort of her library, she begins to become absorbed in a fifty-year-old literary mystery.

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