Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier quote

Born on this day (May 13) in 1907, Daphne du Maurier was a Cornish author and playwright. Many of her works were adapted into films, including the novel Rebecca (which generally is considered to be her masterpiece), the novel Jamaica Inn, and the short stories The Birds and Don’t Look Now.

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In later life she wrote non-fiction as well, including several biographies, one of which was about her father, the actor-manager Gerald du Maurier.  In 1969, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire but never used the title.  Du Maurier died in 1989 at her home in Cornwall, which had been the setting for many of her books.


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  1. Tom Schultz says:

    The opening line of Rebecca has to be one of the classics in literature.

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    1. I agree. The reader is immediately drawn into the story. Thank you for your comment.

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  2. What a beautiful quote. I love her name too. It invokes a mystical quality. I read Rebecca years ago. I should read it again. Welcome back and I am so happy you chose such an excellent quote to share. Thank you. ❤


    1. Thank you. I agree about her name. When I was a child I was intrigued by her name.

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