Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier
(Virago Modern Classics)

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Mad adventure, not always convincing as to details (or, in retrospect, as to pattern), but excellent escape reading in days when sheer story telling provides a way out as relief from daily headlines.
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First Edition stated. DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & CO., NY 1942. The wild Cornish coast is the backdrop of this love story between a famous pirate and an aristocratic lady. Made into a movie.
 

About Daphne Du Maurier

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Daphne Du Maurier was born in London on May 13, 1907 and educated in Paris. In 1932, she married Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning. She began writing short stories of mystery and suspense for magazines in 1928, a collection of which appeared as The Apple Tree in 1952. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931. Her tightly woven, highly suspenseful plots and her strong characters make her stories perfect for adaptation to film or television. Among her many novels that were made into successful films are Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), Frenchman's Creek (1941), Hungry Hill (1943), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Her short story The Birds (1953) was brought to screen by director Alfred Hitchcock in a treatment that has become a classic horror-suspense film. She died on April 19, 1989 at the age of 81.
 
Published January 1, 1942 by Doubleday Doran. 310 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 28 2012

Mad adventure, not always convincing as to details (or, in retrospect, as to pattern), but excellent escape reading in days when sheer story telling provides a way out as relief from daily headlines.

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Below average
Reviewed by Sun Meilan on Mar 03 2012

This is far from being the best du Maurier novel out there.

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