Manderley Forever

Manderley Forever

A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier

Book - 2017 | First U.S. edition.
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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. It is very well written and very moving. I'm sure my mother would have loved this book." -- Tessa Montgomery d'Alamein, daughter of Daphné 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 an eleven-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 acantankerous old lady. 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.

Manderley Forever is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250099136
Branch Call Number: 823.912 DuMau-R
Characteristics: x, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Sam 1970-- Translator
Language Note: Translated from the French.

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Annemarie_F Jul 20, 2017

Biographical but an engaging novel-like read; a very intimate look at Daphne du Maurier and her family.

debwalker Mar 16, 2017

For everyone who grew up reading Rebecca! Fascinating life, first published in France.

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