Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay
A Biography of Daphne du Maurier

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But as I continued reading, I was less and less interested in this somewhat disagreeable woman. Sometimes it’s better not to know details about public figures as it definitely can take the bloom off the rose.
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The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier.

“It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor. It is very well written and very moving. I’m sure my mother would have loved this book.” — Tessa Montgomery d’Alamein, daughter of Daphné du Maurier, as told to Pauline Sommelet in Point de Vue

As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an eleven-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old lady. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer.

 

About Tatiana de Rosnay

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TATIANA DE ROSNAY was born in the suburbs of Paris and is of English, French and Russian descent.  She is the author of nine French novels.  She also writes for French ELLE, and is a literary critic for Psychologies magazine. Tatiana de Rosnay is married and has two children.  SARAH'S KEY is her first novel written in her mother tongue, English.
 
Published April 18, 2017 by St. Martin's Press. 353 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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on Jan 23 2017

An average biography. Jane Dunn’s Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters (2014) takes a more capacious and satisfying look at the life.

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Reviewed by Jayne on Apr 27 2017

But as I continued reading, I was less and less interested in this somewhat disagreeable woman. Sometimes it’s better not to know details about public figures as it definitely can take the bloom off the rose.

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