But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
– Daphne du Maurier
Born in London, The United Kingdom May 13, 1907
Died: April 19, 1989
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction
If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Few writers have created more magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.
In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles that of a fairy tale. Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor-manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint. She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories. A prestigious publishing house accepted her first…more