as they were growing. Her family was very important to her, and so were her dogs. Somehow the words did not flow in London, but the peace and beauty of the far West inspired all the books that took shape under the pen of Daphne du Maurier. Daphne du Maurier - 1976, there are few readers who will not recognise that paragraph as the opening of Daphne du Mauriers most famous novel, Rebecca. Daphne telegraphed an immediate reply to say he most definitely could not. Although du Maurier forgoes the usual trappings of gothic writinghidden staircases, floating ghosts, and the likethe atmosphere of the house is so pervaded by the memory of Rebecca that the marriage of the romantic couple is nearly destroyed and the young bride, believing her marriage. This haunting tale of true Gothic suspense has remained a best seller for over fifty years. The real Jamaica Inn, built in 1750, which inspired this novel.
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I believe the last thing to have been published by Daphne du Maurier was a small book of memories, The Rebecca Notebook. And I dont like books which are full of name dropping. Many of her novels have finished with an unanswered question. I have always had West Highland terriers, said my hostess. It was early still, and the house was sleeping. (Boy) Browning, who was a professional soldier) and set a number of her novels, including Rebecca, in that area. You find out as much as you can, then build your story around. Her grandfather, George du Maurier, was the author of Trilby and a well known religion and Moral Values for Stephen Crane cartoonist for Punch. He was extremely helpful. Humour as in Rule Britannia, tragedy as in My Cousin Rachel, romance as in Frenchmans Creek, family sagas as in Hungry Hill and The Loving Spirit, and Gothic novels such as Rebecca have all been produced by the versatile writer who continues to be one. The only person Mary is willing to trust is the softspoken, albino vicar of a nearby village, who helps Mary a couple of times when she's lost or in trouble, but he lives a few miles away from the inn.