Manderley Forever: The Life of Daphne du Maurier
|Author:||Tatiana De Rosnay|
Bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier, the writer who influenced her deeply, in this startling and immersive new biography. A portrait of one writer by another, Manderley Forever meticulously recounts a life as mysterious and dramatic as the work it produced, and highlights du Maurier's consuming passion for Cornwall. We meet Daphne as a shy seven-year-old, and follow her through her rebellious teens, her early years as a writer, the complexities of her marriage and her cantankerous old age. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay's works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer.
A fascinating, in-depth portrait...Through de Rosnay's novel-like narrative, exhaustive research and unbridled imagination, du Maurier's spirit comes alive on the page. * Publishers Weekly * It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humour. It is very well written and very moving. I'm sure my mother would have loved this book. -- Tessa Montgomery d'Alamein, daughter of Daphne du Maurier Ms. de Rosnay has written a biography that does justice to its heroine. * Wall Street Journal *
Tatiana de Rosnay is the author of more than ten novels, including the New York Times bestselling novel Sarah's Key, an international sensation with over 9 million copies sold in forty-two countries worldwide that has now been made into a major film. Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris.