And so The Calls of Cornwall: Daphne du Maurier Blogathon has come to an end. I would like to thank all of the bloggers who contributed. I cannot WAIT to go through everyone's posts and read all about du Maurier and her works. I would also like to ask the bloggers who participated, or bloggers… Continue reading Finn…or will she come back?
I so wanted to adore Frenchman's Creek, especially after the languid, idyll that is du Maurier's novel. But despite Joan Fontaine looking like a queen and giving an utterly wonderful performance, I am sad to report that I did not adore it. This is a story of a woman's desire versus her duty. A not… Continue reading Too much Romance: Frenchman’s Creek (1940)
Today is the day that we celebrate the work of the wonderful Daphne du Maurier, one of the most successful writers of the twentieth century, as well as the splendid adaptations of her works that have been made over the years. So without further ado, let us begin the three days of the blogathon.… Continue reading The Calls of Cornwall have indeed been answered!
It is rare that an adaptation of a novel gets things right. Often one feels that they shouldn't have bothered to buy the rights to the book at all if they were just going to change everything. Thankfully, that is not what ITV does in the 1997 adaptation of du Maurier's most famous novel, Rebecca. This is the third… Continue reading Je Reviens: Rebecca (1997)
Daphne du Maurier is considered one of the greatest writers in history. Her influence as an author is so widespread that people are aware of elements of her work without actually always being familiar with it. She was characterised as a romance novelist in her lifetime, a title she disliked intensely, and with good reason.… Continue reading Announcing The Calls of Cornwall: The Daphne du Maurier Blogathon
Spoilers ahead, so unless you want to reveal the labyrinth of Venice to yourself, catch a gondola out of this particular piazza. Don't Look Now is based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier, which features in the collection entitled Not After Midnight. It has du Maurier's signature withholding of the significance of essential details until the denouement, which… Continue reading Appointment in Venice