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Gerald: A Portrait

Daphne Du Maurier

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Virago Modern Classics, Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

* The celebrated biography of Gerald du Maurier, last of the great actor-managers, by his daughter.

Sir Gerald du Maurier was the most celebrated actor-manager of his day, knighted for his services to the theatre in 1922. Published within six months of her father's death, this frank biography was considered shocking by many of his admirers - but it was a huge success, winning Daphne du Maurier critical acclaim and launching her career.

In Gerald: A Portrait, Daphne du Maurier captures the spirit and charm of the charismatic actor who played the original Captain Hook, amusingly recalling his eccentricities and his sense of humour, and sensitively portraying the darker side of his nature and his bouts of depression.

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Praise for Gerald: A Portrait

  • A remarkable book . . . brilliant comic writing - The Times

  • A remarkable book . . . brilliant comic writing - The Times

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Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, educated at home and in Paris, and lived for much of her life in her beloved Cornwall, the setting for many of her novels. Most of her novels have been bestsellers and many have been made into films. She is considered one of the most accomplished novelists of the twentieth century.

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