Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne Interview Extract 1977


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Born in London, 13 May 1907

Daphne Du Maurier was a great English author who wrote novels, short stories, biographies and nonfictional books. She lived most of her life in Cornwall which is also where many of most famous stories take place; e.g. "Rebecca" and "Jamaica Inn"; also one of her later and somewhat overlooked novels "The House on the Strand" takes place there. For more information I recommend internet sites like:
Fowey.co
Daphne Du Maurier - org.



Novels and Short-stories Chronolgy


1. The Loving Spirit


First Edition: London Heinemann - 1931
My rating:
8




Key characters:
Janet Coombe
Thomas Coombe
Joseph Coombe
Christopher Coombe
Jennifer Coombe
Philip Coombe


2. I'll Never Be Young Again


First Edition: London Heinemann - 1932
My rating:
7


Key characters:
Richard
Jake
Hesta


3. The Progress of Julius (Julius)


First Edition: London Heinemann 1933
My rating:
7


Key characters:
Julius Levy
Paul Levy
Elsa
Rachel
Gabriel Levy


4. Gerald ( A biography )


First Edition: London Heinemann 1934
My rating: 7





5. Jamaica Inn


First Edition: London Gollancz - 1936
My rating:
9


Key characters:
Mary Yellan
Joss Merlyn
Patience Merlyn
Jem Merlyn
Francis Davy
Squire Bassat


6.The Du Mauriers


First Edition: London Gollancz - 1937
My rating:
7




7. Rebecca


First Edition: London Gollancz - 1938
My rating:
10


Key characters:
Mrs de Winter
Maxim de Winter
Mrs Danvers
Rebecca de Winter
Frank Crawley
Beatrice Lacy
Giles Lacy
Frith
jack Favell


8. Happy Christmas (short story)


First Edition: Doubleday 1940
My rating:
6




9. Come Wind, Come Weather (short story collection )


First Edition: London Heinemann 1940
contents: A word to America / Come wind, come weather / The admiralty regrets ... / George and Jimmy / Over the ration books / A nation's strength / A miner's tale / "Physician, heal thyself" / Spitfire Megan / London, 1940? / In a London air-raid shelter / Epilogue.
My rating: 5





10. Frenchman's Creek


First Edition: London Gollancz 1941
My rating:
7



Key characters:
Dona St. Columb
Jean-Benoit Aubéry
Harry St. Columb
Rockingham


11. Hungry Hill


First Edition: London Gollancz 1943
My rating:
8


Key characters:
Copper John Brodrick
Greyhound John
Wild Johnnie
Morty Donovan
Hal Broderick


12. The King's General


First Edition: London Gollancz 1946
My rating:
7


Key characters:
Honor Harris
Robin Harris
Kit Harris
Gartred Grenville
Richard Grenvile
Dick Grenville


13. September Tide ( a play )


First Edition: London Gollancz 1948
My rating:




Key characters:
Robert Hanson
Mrs Tucket
Cherry Davies
Evan Davies
Stella Martyn
Jimmy Martyn


14. The Parasites


First Edition: London Gollancz 1949
My rating:
8



Key characters:
Maria Delaney
Sir Charles Wyndham
Niall Delaney
Celia Harris
Mr Delaney


15. My Cousin Rachel


First Edition: London Gollancz 1951
My rating:
8



Key characters:
Ambrose Ashley
Rachel Ashley
Philip Ashley
Nick Kendall
Louise Kendall
Mr Pascoe
Rainaldi


16. The Birds and other Stories (The Apple Tree) (Kiss Me Again Stranger) (short story collection )


First Edition: London Gollancz 1952
contents: The Birds / Monte Veritŕ / The Apple Tree / The Little Photographer/ Kiss Me Again, Stranger / The Old Man
My rating:
9




17. Mary Anne


First Edition: London Gollancz 1954
My rating:
7



Key characters:
Mary Anne Clarke
Frederick Augustus
Joseph Clarke


18. The Scapegoat


First Edition: London Gollancz 1957
My rating:
7



Key characters:

John Barratt
Jacques De Gue
bela
countess
franceies
Blanche
Marie Noel
Gaston


19. The Breaking Point (The Blue Lenses) (short story collection )


First Edition: London Gollancz 1959
contents: "The Alibi / The Blue Lenses / Ganymede / The Pool / The Archduchess / The Menace / The Chamois / The Lordly Ones
My rating:
6





20. Early Stories (short story collection )


First Edition: London Bantam 1959
contents: Panic / La Sainte-Vierge / A Difference in temperament / And Now to God the Father / Adieu Sagesse / Frustration / Piccadilly / Tame Cat / Mazie / The Supreme Artist / Angels and Archangels / Indiscretion / Fairy Tale / The Closing Door
My rating: 5




21. The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë (biography)


First Edition: London Dent 1962
My rating:
7





22. The Castle Dor


First Edition: London Dent 1962
My rating:
7



Key characters:

Amyot Trestane
Linnet Lewarne
Doctor Carfax


23. The Glass Blowers


First Edition: London Dent 1963
My rating:
7


Key characters:

Sophie Duval
Robert Busson
Mathurin Busson
Magdaleine Busson
Pierre
Michel
Edmé.


24. The Flight of the Falcon


First Edition: London Gollanz 1965
My rating:
8


Key characters:

Armino Fabbio
Aldo
Duke Claudio
Martha


25. Vanishing Cornwall


First Edition: London Gollanz 1967
My rating:
6





26. The House on the Strand


First Edition: London Gollanz 1969
My rating:
9


Key characters:

Dick Young
Roger Kilmarth
Magnus Lane
Isolda Carminowe
Sir Henry Champernoune
Sir Otto Bodrugan
Vita
Joanna Champernoune


27. Don't Look Now (Not After Midnight) (short story collection )


First Edition: London Gollanz 1971
contents: Don't Look Now / Not After Midnight / The Breakthrough / The Way of the Cross / A Border Line Case
My rating:
9





28. Rule Britannia


First Edition: London Gollanz 1972
My rating:
8


Key characters:

Emma
Mad
Andy
Colin
Ben


29. Golden Lads ( biography)


First Edition: London Gollanz 1975
My rating:
7




30. The Winding Stair ( biography)


First Edition: London Gollanz 1975
My rating:
6





31. Myself When I was Young (Growing Pains) - autobiography


First Edition: London Gollanz 1977
My rating: 7





32. The Rendezvous (short story collection )


First Edition: London Gollanz 1981
contents: No Motive / Panic / The Supreme Artist / Adieu Sagesse / Fairy Tale / The Rendezvous / La Sainte-Vierge / Leading Lady / Escort / The Lover / The Closing Door / Angels and Archangels / Split Second
My rating:
7





33. The Rebecca Notebook (memories )


First Edition: London Gollanz 1981
My rating:
7





34. Enchanted Cornwall - nonfiction


First Edition: London Gollanz 1989
My rating:
7





35. The Doll (short story collection )


First Edition: Harper Paperbacks 2011
contents: East Wind / The Doll / And Now to God the Father / A Difference in Temperament / Frustration / Piccadilly / Tame Cat / Mazie / Nothing Hurts for Long / Week-End / The Happy Valley / And His Letters Grew Colder / The Limpet
My rating:
6





What I've read and liked so far: (still a long way to go )

1. The Loving Spirit
2. I'll Never Be Young Again
3. The Progress of Julius
4. Jamaica Inn
5. Rebecca
6. Happy Christmas
8. Frenchman's Creek
9. Hungry Hill
10. The King's General
11. The Parasites
12. My Cousin Rachel
13. The Birds
14. Mary Anne
15. The Scapegoat
16. The Breaking Point
18. Castle D'or
19. The Glassblowers
20. The Flight of the Falcon
21. The House on the Strand
22. Don't Look Now
23. Rule Britannia
24. The Rendezvous
25. The Doll & Other Short Stories

By 11/10-2017I've read them all, and loved most of them. I've just started on the new Biography "Manderley Forever: The Life of Daphne du Maurier" by Tatiana de Rosnay. It seems very promising
The highlighted titles are especially recommendable

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