Manderley Forever

Manderley Forever

A Biography of Daphne Du Maurier

Audiobook CD - 2017
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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 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 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 a cantankerous 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.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
ISBN: 9781427282330
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 823.912 DuMau-R
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language Note: Translated from the French.


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May 23, 2018

A beautiful biography in story format of the life of the prolific author Daphne Du Maurier. The author portrays Du Maurier as a fascinating complex individual. This portrayal is very consistent with the expectation that a fan of "Rebecca" would have of the personality of the author.
I heard it on CD, and it was engaging throughout.
Du Maurier wrote so many books and short strories. I remember reading many of them as a teenager. Her works seem timeless. Yet, interestingly, so few of her books are held in VPL's collection.

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