Vanishing Cornwall

by Daphne Du Maurier

Little, Brown And Company | October 16, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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History, travel, and legend combine in this elegant elegy to beautiful, mysterious Cornwall by its most famous resident

"There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me."

Daphne du Maurier lived in her beloved Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain, and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including "Frenchman's Creek," "Jamaica Inn," and "Rebecca." Here she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history, and its people, and eloquently makes a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 3.44 × 2.5 × 0.27 in

Published: October 16, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844088537

ISBN - 13: 9781844088539

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Vanishing Cornwall

by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 3.44 × 2.5 × 0.27 in

Published: October 16, 2012

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844088537

ISBN - 13: 9781844088539

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History, travel, and legend combine in this elegant elegy to beautiful, mysterious Cornwall by its most famous resident

"There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me."

Daphne du Maurier lived in her beloved Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain, and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including "Frenchman's Creek," "Jamaica Inn," and "Rebecca." Here she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history, and its people, and eloquently makes a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

About the Author

Daphne Du Maurier was born in London on May 13, 1907 and educated in Paris. In 1932, she married Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning. She began writing short stories of mystery and suspense for magazines in 1928, a collection of which appeared as The Apple Tree in 1952. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931. Her tightly woven, highly suspenseful plots and her strong characters make her stories perfect for adaptation to film or television. Among her many novels that were made into successful films are Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), Frenchman's Creek (1941), Hungry Hill (1943), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Her short story The Birds (1953) was brought to screen by director Alfred Hitchcock in a treatment that has become a classic horror-suspense film. She died on April 19, 1989 at the age of 81.
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