Daphne du Maurier imageDaphne du Maurier and Rebecca

She bore a famous family name, as her grandfather was a writer, her father a matinee idol, and her great-grandmother had been a famous courtesan. However, Daphne du Maurier’s fiction rapidly became popular, not just for its author’s name, but for the power of its storytelling. From its haunting opening line, Rebecca grabs attention. This talk looks at the influence of Jane Eyre on its creation, the deep love of Cornwall which infuses it, and at the intriguing Gothic elements in this novel.

Discover the secrets behind the book and the woman, and follow in the footsteps of Daphne du Maurier.

 

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