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Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, England. 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 the Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE). She lived most of her life in Cornwall and died there which is the setting for many of her books.
A perfect fusion of gothic romance and a young woman's rite of passage in the vein of Twilight and Wuthering Heights - IndependentA dark tale. A brilliant thriller - Daily ExpressJamaica Inn is a first-rate page-turner - The TimesDaphne du Maurier has no equal - Sunday Telegraph