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!


Kim 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.

Kim 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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