Vanishing Cornwall

by Daphne Du Maurier

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

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'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 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 Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 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

Vanishing Cornwall

by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 212 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 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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'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 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 Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. She lived most of her life in her beloved Cornwall, the setting for most of her novels.

Editorial Reviews

This classic evocation of du Maurier's beloved home ranks as a work of art ... Reissued with handsome photos by Daphne's son, these glorious accounts, all set against superbly sketched landscapes, still cast their eerie spell-Independent