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Daphne du Maurier
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: 19 April 1989


  • Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (/ˈdæfni duː ˈmɒri
When did Daphne du Maurier die? / Died19 April 1989

Daphne du Maurier facts

  • eɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright
  • Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories seldom feature a conventional happy ending, and have been described as ‘moody and resonant’ with overtones of the paranormal
  • An obituarist wrote: "Du Maurier was mistress of calculated irresolution
  • She did not want to put her readers' minds at rest
  • She wanted her riddles to persist
  • She wanted the novels to continue to haunt us beyond their endings
  • " These bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by the critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for storytelling craft
  • Many have been successfully adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories "The Birds" and "Don't Look Now"
  • Du Maurier spent much of her life in Cornwall where most of her works are set
  • As her fame increased through her novels and the films based upon them, she became more reclusive
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