ISBN-10: 1590774574

ISBN-13: 9781590774571

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1993

Daphne du Maurier's correspondence with Oriel Malet begun within the early Fifties, when they met at a dinner party in London. a minimum of 20 years separated them: Oriel was once a gauche younger author whereas Daphne was once the recognized, much-fêted writer of bestselling novels together with Jamaica lodge, My Cousin Rachel, and Rebecca.

The friendship flourished for thirty years, fed through the letters that arrived faithfully from Menabilly, the du Maurier condominium in Cornwall. whereas Oriel tasted lifestyles on a houseboat at the Seine and combined with the aristocratic Who's Who of Paris, Daphne's letters inform of her family members, prior and current, her marriage to basic Sir Frederick Browning—a warfare hero recognized privately as 'Moper' whose suits of depression brought on many a trouble at Menabilly—and occasions like Prince Philip coming for dinner: 'We've obtained purely 4 knives with handles, and one silver candlestick needs to be glued!' such a lot of all, her letters are a helpful checklist of the advanced and rigorous paintings of a superb and well-loved author: the 'brewing' of a plot, the study, and the 'pegging' of mystery fantasies onto a dwelling individual to be able to create classical characters resembling Cousin Rachel and Roger Kylmerth.

Disarmingly frank approximately intercourse, an earnest seeker after religious and mental fact, Daphne du Maurier is published in her letters as an inspiring and pleasant correspondent—as good as a once-in-a-lifetime good friend.

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You know, it is her way of speaking that is so attractive, and for which she is so famous. Supposing her unconscious self somehow resents this, is against acting, and (although she wouldn't know it) now and again the unconscious self becomes conscious with the laryngitis that stops her acting. This is very deep Daphstein, and I don't really know what I mean myself; anyway, I would have to know Marraine better, to 'interpret' her. Now I must stop and go to bed. Lots of love, Daphne. I paid little heed to this at the time, nor to the unconscious mind in general; the conscious world claimed all my attention.

The mornings (Tod away) are filled with rush - to the store cupboard L ETTERS F R O M M ENAB I L L Y Early 1950s and back to get Tell-Him things, and then fitting in my letters in between. There have been an awful lot of dull things to answer - the kind that secretaries would, if one had one. Then the afternoons with dashing off to the boat, and only getting back to supper. We had our Regatta thing when your first letter came - it took thre·e days - and then Margot Fonteyn over the weekend (Tommy is rather menaced by her, she is the ballet person.

Were together. Because when I first started my 'thing' about them both, I was about sixteen, so they both seemed 'grown-ups' to me, much older, which was half their great fascination. Now they are two youngsters, almost Ken and Tessa, t and it's so queer to realize it. It muddles me, in a strange way. Because I can't stop thinking of them as those two grown-up people, older than myself, great writers, going through distress etc, but now, they are not. They are two young writers, struggling; and in a horrible 'worldly' way, it's as if I had left them behind.

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