Thursday, July 16, 2009

Daphne du Maurier reads from Frenchman's Creek



Daphne du Maurier has been a favorite author of mine for many years. As a young girl, I was fascinated with all things England and loved all of du Maurier's work. I'll never forget the thrill of my first reading of Rebecca, and how I cringed along with the new Mrs. de Winter everytime she experienced references to her husband's former wife. The House on the Strand was probably one of the first books that I read that had a time travel element to it, and I was swept away to another era of castles and m'lords and ladies. And who doesn't love a good pirate tale? Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn satisfied my hankering for a good smuggler's adventure.

I am so happy to discover the new releases by Sourcebooks Landmark of some of Daphne du Maurier's work in beautiful paperback editions. They are gorgeous, and I can't wait to add them to my library collection.

While searching for information about Mrs. du Maurier, I came across this video of the author reading an excerpt from Frenchman's Creek. It is mesmerizing to hear the beauty of the language in her own voice. Enjoy!


2 comments:

The Queen Bees Book Club said...

Thank you for this! I enjoyed Rebecca as well, and am intrigued by this book. It might go well with The Count of Monte Cristo chunkster that I WILL get to. Aye, matey.

The Queen Bees Book Club said...

Just added this to my blog's TBR list. Love the cover--very important in capturing my initial interest. Thank you -- Kim

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