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Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier (1942)

From the original review of Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 1942:  Only Daphne du Maurier could have written Frenchman’s Creek. Only a woman — an extraordinarily articulate woman at that — could have told this tale of the Lady Dona St. Columb, wife of an adoring, stupid Britisher of title, mother of two adorable children, who ran away with a French pirate in a spirit of enchanted midsummer recklessness, and returned to take up again the realities of the life to which she belonged.

Daphne du Maurier, as the readers of Rebecca will remember, has a genius for creating romance against a background of compelling English countryside. This time she has chosen for her story a a period “in a century now forgotten,” and a place called Navron House, on the wild Cornish coast, in the wood that bordered a mysterious arm of the sea, the “Frenchman’s Creek,” as it became to a later generation.  Read More→

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