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Monday, April 6, 2009

Daphne Du Maurier

This posting is dedicated to Mary at Across the Pond. She did a posting last week on Daphne and it sparked a memory of mine from year. I was in Cornwall for my Birthday one year ago, this week, my favorite village in Cornwall is Fowey. (not favorite place but village) View from Hill over looking Fowey. A contest follows so pay attention..... Daphne Du Maurier spent her last years in Fowey, I was lucky enough to happen on to her house she spent her last years in. It over looks the bay. Daphne was born in London, she was educated at home with her sisters, later when they moved to Paris. she began writing short stories in 1928
and in 1931 published her first novel. The Loving Spirit. Above is my favorite Postcard I got in
Fowey at the bookstore that specializes in
her books. The old women that work there
all knew Daphne. Below, a postcard I bought that states "Menabilly" in 1945 the family home from 1943-1969. In 1932 she married Major Frederick Browning and had 3 children and became Lady Browning. Many of her award winning novels became films. She lived most of her life in Cornwall and died there in 1989. Most of her stories were set in Cornwall. Such as the Famous Jamaica Inn. Below are photos I took after I begging to go see the Inn after I read the book..... Jamaica Inn is a must read... but a Scary Story!! Now the Quiz.......What makes a town a city in England??? What is the one thing that makes it a city? There is only one city in all of Cornwall. What does it have that all the villages and hamlets don't have? Write me your answer!!!

4 comments:

Donna said...

I'm not sure I know the answers to your questions, but I love Daphne Du Maurier. I especially loved Rebecca.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me!

Donna

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kate!

What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed it!!

Thank you for the tip about the cranberry juice! I like cranberry juice and think I could do this. I'll see if I can find the right kind of juice. I need something to start things up again! You're a doll!!

I don't know the answer to you question but will be interested in finding out the answer.

Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, Sherry

Mary said...

It has to have a cathedral to be named a city!!

Lovely post Kate - thanks so much for all the info. I may try to get back to Fowey when home - had no idea she lived there.

Granddaughter and I watched the BBC Masterpiece series of Rebecca last week - it was fabulous. Now have to view the original movie which I've just purchased!

Lovely photos - thanks so much for notifying me of this post - I'm so busy and behund with blogging!

Best wishes - Mary.

P.S. Belated Happy Birthday - may it be the beginning of your best year yet!

The Things We Carried said...

I do not the answers. But, I love the author. I adored Rebecca and Flight of the Doves.