Daphne Du Maurier
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Depicting Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (1907 - 1989) English author and playwright.
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.
Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (1907 - 1989) English author and playwright.
Du Maurier spent much of her life in Cornwall, where most of her works are set and she was an early member of Mebyon Kernow, a Cornish nationalist party. The novel Rebecca (1938) was one of her most successful works; it was an immediate hit, selling nearly 3 million copies between 1938-1965. The novel has never gone out of print, and has been adapted for both stage and screen several times.
Du Maurier was often categorised as a "romantic novelist", a term that she deplored, given her novels rarely have a happy ending, and often have sinister overtones and shadows of the paranormal. It is believed by some that Du Maurier was bisexual and had affairs with women, but due to her own reclusive nature and the times in which she lived, there is little evidence to support this theory. To a few, trusted, people she explained her own unique slant on her sexuality: her personality comprised two distinct people – the loving wife and mother (the side she showed to the world); and the lover (a "decidedly male energy") hidden from virtually everyone and the power behind her artistic creativity.
Daphne du Maurier was one of five "Women of Achievement" selected for a set of British stamps issued in August 1996. There was controversy in June 2008 when English Heritage denied an application to commemorate her childhood home in Hampstead with a Blue Plaque. A plaque was mounted however, in 2011, by the Heath and Hampstead Society.
During her career, du Maurier penned 17 books novels, 9 works of non-fiction, 3 plays, and 10 short story collections.