Enchanted Cornwall : her pictorial memoir / Daphne du Maurier ; edited by Piers Dudgeon ; photographs by Nick Wright.Material type: TextPublication details: London, England : M. Joseph : Pilot ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1989.Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmContent type:
- Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Cornwall (County)
- Novelists, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Cornwall (County)
- Literary landmarks -- England -- Cornwall (County)
- Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography
- Cornwall (England : County) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
- Cornwall (England : County) -- In literature
- Cornwall (England : County) -- Biography
- 823/.912 20
- B 20
- PR6007.U47 Z465 1989
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Includes bibliographical references (page 192) and index.
Map of Cornwall -- Foreword -- In the wood of the world -- A new awakening -- Old, unhappy, far-off things -- The calamity of yesterday -- Things unknown -- Epilogue.
This is Daphne du Maurier's personal memoir, the story of how enchanted Cornwall formed her as a writer -- how the spirit of Cornwall awakened in her a response so imaginative that it transformed ordinary perception into the inspired perception of a master story-teller. Enchanted, mysterious, unexplored, this is Cornwall as seen through the eyes of the best-selling author of Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn -- tales which have passed into Cornish folk-lore. In Frenchman's Creek, it is the Helford river and the primaeval enchantment of the creek itself which inspires her; in Jamaica Inn, the hard, diabolic "beauty" of Bodmin Moor. In Castle Dor, landscape speaks to her of ancient Cornish myths and legends -- an extraordinary perception, source of that sinister otherworldliness that held spellbound millions who read The Birds and Don't Look Now. Completed shortly before Dame du Maurier's death in 1989, Enchanted Cornwall is the story of a magical relationship between a person and the spirit of a place. It will have special significance for millions who have enjoyed her books and want to know more about this very private writer. But it is a book for everyone to enjoy: her readers, those who have enjoyed her films, and travellers to Cornwall -- whether making their journey in person or just in mind. - Jacket flap.