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Daphne du Maurier

Meet the author | Daphne du Maurier

DAPHNE DU MAURIER (1907–89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. A voracious reader, she was from an […]

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Read an extract from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Working as a lady’s companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place.  Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, […]

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A Timely Reissue

  Reading Rule Britannia you would be forgiven for thinking Daphne du Maurier predicted Brexit.   This prescient novel, first published nearly 50 years ago, explores a future where Britain has separated from Europe in favour of a political, economic […]

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Daphne du Maurier at Somerset House

    DAPHNE DU MAURIER AT SOMERSET HOUSE​   Rebecca’s 80th birthday celebrations continue: Somerset House are showing Hitchcock’s adaptation as part of their Film Four Summer Screen season. Is there a more perfect summer […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book of the Month: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier This March we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its publication. ‘One of the most influential novels of […]

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80 Years of Rebecca

  Special Anniversary Edition of Du Maurier’s Rebecca This March we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. We are marking this milestone with a gorgeous jacketed hardback edition, featuring artwork designed […]

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Rebecca voted the Nation’s Favourite Book

To celebrate their 225th anniversary, WHSmith asked readers to vote for their favourite book of the last 225 years. Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Orwell and the Bronte sisters all made it to the shortlist, but trumping them […]

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The cast of My Cousin Rachel discuss Du Maurier’s writing

My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier’s thrilling novel and our VMC book club pick for May, hits the silver screen on 9th June. Here the cast and crew from the film, including actors Rachel Weisz, […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club – My Cousin Rachel

With the film starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin scheduled for nationwide release next month, May feels like the perfect time to rediscover Daphne du Maurier’s mysterious, thrilling My Cousin Rachel. The Guardian placed this classic firmly ‘In […]

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A Q&A with Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy OBE, is an award winning Virago author and a playwright, journalist and screenwriter. Here Stella speaks to Virago Deputy Publisher Sarah Savitt about what makes writing crime special, and gives some advice for those […]

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And the winner is . . . The Running Ones, by Sophie Mackintosh.

Inspired by our re-issue of four Daphne du Maurier collections this month, earlier this year we teamed up with Stylist Magazine and asked your for your chilling short stories. The entries poured in – covering everything from magical realism […]

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The Virago Modern Classics Gift Range

To celebrate the long-standing heritage of Virago Modern Classics and the designers who made the hardback range such a success, in Autumn 2015 we launched three sets of mugs and notebooks based on some of […]

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