Sunday, August 2, 2009
daphne du maurier (1907-1989) was certainly undaunted by her ancestors achievements. her father was sir gerald, an actor/stage manager. her grandfather was george du maurier, writer of 'trilby', the novel that gave to the world the character 'svengali.' in time daphne too became a dame of the empire.
i love all her books. like fellow english writer, patricia highsmith, many films were made based on her novels. here are some of the most famous:
my cousin rachel
don't look now
romance and ghost stories were her domain. i think her work translates well into film. in the case of 'don't look now', too well.