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Manderley Forever : A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier
by Tatiana de Rosnay and Sam Taylor


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The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier.

It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier.

It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor. It is very well written and very moving. I m sure my mother would have loved this book. Tessa Montgomery d Alamein, daughter of Daphne du Maurier, as told to Pauline Sommelet in Point de Vue

As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As a thirteen-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old woman. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250099136
  • ISBN-10: 1250099137
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-01-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Novelist De Rosnays (The Other Story) nonfiction debut is a fascinating, in-depth portrait of Daphne du Maurier, the prolific author of the now classic thrillers Rebecca and Jamaica Inn. Her own writing heavily influenced by du Mauriers penchant for houses and family secrets, De Rosnay undertakes a literary pilgrimage in her idols footsteps, from her birthplace of London to her eventual home of Cornwall, seeking the true essence of du Maurier and her work. De Rosnay, who met with her subjects children and grandchildren, creates a multifaceted portrait of a successful writer unfairly scorned by critics for her popularity. We learn of du Mauriers early and lasting passion for reading and writing; euphoria over publishing her first novel, The Loving Spirit, at age 23; and skepticism regarding the concept of marriagewhich didnt prevent her from entering into a 33-year-long one. De Rosnay also vividly conveys du Mauriers independent and brazen spirit. The book ends with enlightening quotations from newspapers upon the authors death in 1989, succinctly capturing how the world viewed her legacy. Through De Rosnays novel-like narrative, exhaustive research, and unbridled admiration, du Mauriers spirit comes alive on the page, endearing her to a new generation of fans. (Apr.)

 
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