Three famous novels by one of the great storytellers
Maxim de Winter's young wife is overwhelmed by his Cornish home of Manderley - and haunted by the presence of his dead first wife, Rebecca. One of the classic thrillers of all time.
Lady Dona St Columb yearns for a life of love, danger and sweetness. She flees the stews of Restoration London for remote Navron, seeking peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. There she finds boundless passion and a terrible choice...
Stark and forbidding, Jamaica Inn stands alone on bleak Bodmin Moor, its very walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellan is caught up in a web of black secrets and as the drama in this famous gothic masterpiece heightens, Mary must find someone to trust.
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.
Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.