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Myself When Young : The Shaping of a Writer - Daphne Du Maurier

Myself When Young

The Shaping of a Writer

By: Daphne Du Maurier, Helen Taylor (Introduction by)


Published: 1st April 2004
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Both her novels and her non-fiction reveal Daphne du Maurier's overwhelming desire to explore her family's history. In Myself When Young, based on diaries that she kept from 1920-1932, the most famous du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her subsequent marriage. Here, the writer is open and sometimes painfully honest about the difficult relationship with her father; her education in Paris; early love affairs; her antipathy towards London life and the theatre; her intense love for Cornwall and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting portrait is of a captivating and complex character.

'The girl we meet, a strong-winged bird homing in to the steep banks of a Cornish river, is herself no mean romantic enigma' SUNDAY TIMES 'A delightful book, full of amusing and charming stories, pinpointing the literary influences and the first stirrings of books to be written in later years, and with a happy and romantic ending' THE TIMES

24, Cumberland Terracep. 1
Cannon Hallp. 29
Adolescencep. 47
Parisp. 74
Between Two Worldsp. 104
Apprenticeshipp. 144
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ISBN: 9781844080960
ISBN-10: 184408096X
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1