Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 176 pages, 7.85 × 5 × 0.6 in
Published: April 1, 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 184408096X
ISBN - 13: 9781844080960
About the Book
Both in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family's history. In "Myself When Young," based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her marriage. Often painfully honest, she recounts her difficult relationship with her father, her education in Paris, her early love affairs, her antipathy towards London life, and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting self-portrait is of a complex, utterly captivating young woman.
From the Publisher
Both her novels and her non-fiction reveal Daphne du Maurier''s overwhelming desire to explore her family''s history. In Myself When Young, based on diaries that she kept from 1920-1932, the most famous du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her subsequent marriage. Here, the writer is open and sometimes painfully honest about the difficult relationship with her father; her education in Paris; early love affairs; her antipathy towards London life and the theatre; her intense love for Cornwall and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting portrait is of a captivating and complex character.
About the Author
Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.
The girl we meet, a strong-winged bird homing in to the steep banks of a Cornish river, is herself no mean romantic enigma-SUNDAY TIMES