[PDF] ↠ Free Read ð Frenchman's Creek : by Daphne du Maurier ✓ #2020

  • Title: Frenchman's Creek
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN: 9780837604121
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Frenchman's Creek By Daphne du Maurier Highly personalized adventure, ultra romantic mood, and skillful storytelling New York TimesBored and restless in London s Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks She find Highly personalized adventure, ultra romantic mood, and skillful storytelling New York TimesBored and restless in London s Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall.Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
    Daphne du Maurier
    If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have created magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major later Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning, whom she married.Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame While Alfred Hitchcock s film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca.Daphne du Maurier was obsessed with the past She intensively researched the lives of Francis and Anthony Bacon, the history of Cornwall, the Regency period, and nineteenth century France and England, Above all, however, she was obsessed with her own family history, which she chronicled in Gerald a Portrait , a biography of her father The du Mauriers , a study of her family which focused on her grandfather, George du Maurier, the novelist and illustrator for Punch The Glassblowers , a novel based upon the lives of her du Maurier ancestors and Growing Pains , an autobiography that ignores nearly 50 years of her life in favour of the joyful and romantic period of her youth Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.While contemporary writers were dealing critically with such subjects as the war, alienation, religion, poverty, Marxism, psychology and art, and experimenting with new techniques such as the stream of consciousness, du Maurier produced old fashioned novels with straightforward narratives that appealed to a popular audience s love or fantasy, adventure, sexuality and mystery At an early age, she recognised that her readership was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following through several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance to achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother This vision, which underlies Julius , Rebecca and The Parasites , is that of an author overwhelmed by the memory of her father s commanding presence In Julius and The Parasites, for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.In Rebecca , on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story The nameless heroine has been saved from a life of drudgery by marrying a handsome, wealthy aristocrat, but unlike the Prince in Cinderella, Maxim de Winter is old enough to be the narrator s father The narrator thus must do battle with The Other Woman the dead Rebecca and her witch like surrogate, Mrs Danvers to win the love of her husband and father figure.

    Frenchman's Creek By Daphne du Maurier


    Do you remember my father s aviary in Hampshire, and how the birds there were well fed, and could fly about their cage And one day I set a linnet free, and it flew straight out of my hands towards the sun Because I feel like that Like the linnet before it flew If you ve ever felt confined, if you ve ever felt like just throwing all caution to the wind and escaping, then you can empathize with Dona St Columb, the heroine of this delightful adventure Now, I know what you are thinking, because I ha [...]

    Frenchman s Creek by Daphne du Maurier is a 2003 publication This novel was originally published in 1941 Adventurous and unique side of Daphne du Maurier Bored in her marriage, Dona heads to her husband Harry s estate in Cornwall for some time to herself Right away, she becomes embroiled in the adventure of the pirate Jean Benoit Aub ry She dares to let her true nature emerge, wearing men s clothes, and joining in the intrigue and a little romance However, her fun is often foiled by Rockingham a [...]

    Loved this book.It had pirates.It had Frenchmen.It had a love story.It had intrigue.It had scandal.It had clean language.It had beautiful writing.It s a great read.

    Suddenly the sails caught the breeze and filled, they bellied out in the wind, lovely and white and free, the gulls rose in a mass, screaming above the masts, the setting sun caught the painted ship in a gleam of gold, and silently, stealthily, leaving a long dark ripple behind her, the ship stole in towards the land And a feeling came upon Dona, as though a hand touched her heart, and a voice whispered in her brain, I shall remember this A premonition of wonder, of fear, of sudden strange elati [...]

    4 Stars Daphne du Maurier brings her true love of boating and the sea to life in this most enjoyable 17th century atmospheric tale of swashbuckling fun.The excitement begins soon after Lady Dona leaves London society.d her foolish baronet husband.r their country home and a much needed respite away from everyday boredom and a loveless marriage.With two children and nanny in tow, Dona is finally free to avail herself of sun and solace with long walks in the woods and thoughts of a younger self in [...]

    An enjoyable read but really just a historical romance and lacking the suspense and mystery of Rebecca or Jamaica Inn Her writing is as usual superb and I loved her descriptions of Cornwall and the Helford Passage which is as beautiful as she makes it sound Altogether a very readable book especially for anyone who likes a light romance but not one of du Maurier s best works.

    Natalie Richards
    I know that if I ever need a book which is guaranteed to transport me to another time and place, and which I know that I am going to thoroughly enjoy,then I need look no further than du Maurier.

    Well, it s not often I pick up a novel and barely move from my chair until I ve finished it I m not that kind of reader But this one really held me It s Du Maurier at her usual high standard, this one about, of all things, a swashbuckling pirate raiding the south coast of England in the late 17th century and the young woman who is swept off her feet by his brashness and romantic mystery What could be trite Errol Flynn made a living doing versions of this But Du Maurier does it so much better th [...]

    Kelly ...
    Daphne du Maurier enthralls and enchants me again This book is less foreboding than others but is still wonderful What is not to love about French pirates wooing an English woman and then allowing her to live a moment as a pirate herself What is not to love about beautifully written prose and a very feminist slant There is very little about which to complain in any of du Maurier s books I have now read 8 of them and am on the hunt to find her others.

    Natalie Vellacott
    Described as a modern classic I recognised the author s name having watched the film, Rebecca a number of times Lady Dona St Columb is trapped in a loveless marriage and in societal routines that she detests She has a streak of recklessness and always a strong desire to escape her circumstances should the opportunity arise On a whim, she retires alone to their second residence for a break from life There she chances upon Frenchman s Creek, a favourite spot for pirates, and meets the French philo [...]

    Allie Riley
    Lady Dona St Columb, is bored stiff with London society and her stifling marriage to her stupid, drunkard husband Sir Harry Desperate for escape she takes her children and their nursemaid Prue to the family house in Navron, Cornwall perchance to be rid of Harry and, in some way, to start again Soon after arriving she learns that the coast is cursed by piracy, in particular the doings of the French pirate Jean Aubrey This appeals to her sense of adventure and fun, so once their paths cross it is [...]

    In spite of the fact that I knew where this was going early on, I found myself completely immersed in this story I love Daphne du Maurier I admire her dream like writing style and I was enchanted by this story When I opened this book, I was expecting a story about smugglers unloading crates of brandy by moonlight But, Daphne surprised me here and because it s du Maurier, I went along with it I do wish my copy had been some weathered old hardback handed down from a grandparent Somehow, that would [...]

    W e are all cogs in a wheel, and mothers especially It is only pirates who are free A timeless classic that begs to be read for the shear joy of thrilling adventure, daring romance, decorous prose, and literary awesomeness He has it that those who live a normal life in this world of ours, are forced into habits, into customs, into a rule of life that eventually kills all initiative, all spontaneity A man becomes a cog in the wheel, part of a system But because a pirate is a rebel and an outcast, [...]

    Set during the reign of Charles II, Lady Dona St Columb finally tires of her husband and his hard playing friends and abandons London for their estate in Cornwall Dona and her children thrive in the country life, but not all is as it seems there s a bit of a mystery surrounding the servant in charge of the house, let alone wondering who has been sleeping in her room and left behind a pouch of tobacco and a book of poetry The locals are restless with the recent attacks from French pirates and Don [...]

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Du Maurier writes well, but this book was just not for me My problems with it are in the spoilers Most of my reasons are personal rather than an assessment of the book s objective qualities view spoiler The main character, Dona, is a spoiled, selfish, headstrong woman, dismissive of her spouse and children The first scene she s in shows her being unreasonable and rude to her servants As I got deeper into the book I liked her a little better or perhaps it would be accurate to say that I disliked [...]

    cross posted at booklikes and the mo centric universe a few months of staring blankly into space means that finishing this book was a major accomplishment for me normally, it would have been a quick read but for this cursed lack of focus anyway, it is a simple little romance, and i do like enigmatic, artistic pirates very much, so i found some fun in frenchman s creek i wasn t crazy about it, though, beyond the eponymous pirate the heroine, lady dona st columb starts off very precious, driving t [...]

    Bree Hill
    My heart is so full right now after finishing this book Daphne Du Maurier wrote the hell out of this book It s only about 270 pages and I loved every word, every sentence that made this story This will go on my list of stories that I won t go a day without thinking of Seriously wish I could go back and experience it for the first time all over again.

    I am sitting here at my desk looking at my library book It has pink and blue and yellow post it notes sticking out of the top and side of the book on so many of the pages I used them to mark the pages where I thought there were a few wonderful lines or a memorable scene or dialogue as I read On some, I wrote a comment or a note to remind me what happened in the chapter I like to go back to them when I am done reading I always think I will want to add some of the lines or notes when I write my re [...]

    Diane Lynn
    What a romantic tale, I loved it It started a little slow but quickly picked up steam and I ended up reading it in one day Daphne du Maurier has such an elegant way of describing Cornwall, the sea, and her characters Especially the artist philosopher pirate and master of La Mouette, Jean Benoit Aubery Throw in lots of adventure, danger and daring escapes and this story is a real winner.

    3.5 starsLady Dona St Columb, an 18th century aristocrat married to a baronet, flees from an over indulgent life in London, away from the tedium of King Charles II s court, to the family s house in Cornwall Lady Dona is self willed and obstinate, frustrated and unhappy with her life Suffocated by her boring marriage and foppish husband, she seeks escape in reckless ways By the time she meets the French pirate, Jean Benoit Aub ry, she s ripe for adventure and passion The tale s romantic build up [...]

    At first this seemed like just the exploits of a headstrong, lonely, bored aristocrat in a fairly standard romantic, escapist fantasy The I thought about this book though, the it seemed like Du Maurier was writing about her own feelings of being a wife and mother and the sacrifice and limits that she felt came with those identities Daphne Du Maurier s husband played a vital role in the 2nd World War and was away from home for much of the time During his absence, Daphne, her children and their [...]

    Kate Forsyth
    I loved Frenchman s Creek as a teenager and read it again this month for the first time since It s a swashbuckling tale of love and betrayal, featuring a bored noblewoman and a bold pirate in the time of Charles II Put like that, it sounds like a real bodice ripper but Daphne du Maurier is far too clever and subtle than that As always, her Cornish setting is wonderfully depicted and all her characters swiftly and deftly drawn Lady Dona St Columb is beautiful, restless, and filled with longing fo [...]

    After reading and falling in love with Rebecca when I was a teenager, I started but failed to finish My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn I gave up on them because they weren t like Rebecca I then gave up on du Maurier, having decided that she had only written one good novel That was a long time ago I recently listened to an audiobook of Rebecca as a buddy read with my friend Jemidar We both liked the book just as much as we had when we first read it That experience prompted a buddy read of this nov [...]

    At first, I couldn t decide whether to give it three or four stars With such high expectations the story came off a little flat, I guess The characters have to be very interesting and truthful to captivate me I would have liked to get to know the Frenchman better Either he was one dimensional or I didn t get a chance to figure him out, which is sad because he was a charming fellow However, something seems to be missing The author has a wonderful way of writing when it comes to everything else, a [...]

    This restoration set romance about a flighty Lady and the charming pirate she becomes involved with is so far removed from the kind of stuff I normally read that I almost think I enjoyed it out of sheer novelty.Memo to self try to surprise yourself in your reading A capricious aristocrat with a risqu reputation and a headstrong nature, leaves her husband behind in London and heads to his familial home in Cornwall She s looking for adventure and as is the nature of these things gets much than s [...]

    Connie (Ava Catherine)
    I fell in love with Daphne du Maurier s writing in high school and thought I had read all of her works several times over What a delight it was to find this treasure I escaped with Dona and the Frenchman one afternoon and loved every minute I spent with them A lovely adventure with pirates, romance, and plenty of fools to round out the picture I cannot think of a delightful way to while away an afternoon.

    Alex is The Romance Fox
    This is one of my favorite Daphne du Maurier s bookspirates, secret affairs, meetings at night, smugglers told against the background of Cornwall.I have read this book a few times and still I am captivated by the story of a love that cannot be, the two main characters who embark on an incredible adventure.Wildly romantic and unforgettable.

    I read and loved Rebecca as a teenager, and am unsure why I never sought out any of the other novels by the author, but after reading this book I will be sure to do so I am so glad that Sourcebooks is reprinting this, and hope that it can find its way to many other people who have missed it, as I have On the rare occasion I have the experience where book and mood meet perfectly This happened with Frenchman s Creek, a book I am sure that I would have very much enjoyed no matter my mood, but which [...]

    Christina Toppen
    I d say my ramblings here are my opinion rather than a proper review You ve been warned continue reading if you will I loved this book The characters and plot call to mind a well written, chick lit, beach read but one written in the 1940 s Were chick lit and beach read genres then Anyway, the story starts somewhat slowly, but before long I was thoroughly engrossed The book has been criticized as being frivolous and escapist But, it has much to say on the limited options of women in the late 1600 [...]

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