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My guest post i…

My guest post is up today!

http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/why-i-love-daphne-du-maurier-by-sophie.html#comment-form

 

also check out my personal blog at sophieswritingadventures.blogspot.co.uk !! 🙂

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June 2, 2012 · 1:44 pm

My guest post i…

My guest post is up today!

http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/why-i-love-daphne-du-maurier-by-sophie.html#comment-form

 

also check out my personal blog at sophieswritingadventures.blogspot.co.uk !! 🙂

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June 2, 2012 · 1:43 pm

Du Maurier Season

I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to the Daphne du Maurier season over at the Historical Tapestry blog. As you may know, du Maurier is my favourite, favourite author so this is really awesome. I got asked to write a guest post for the season through this blog, and of course I was really eager! I’m really excited about this, and the whole month should be good. Definitely worth checking out this month!

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Desert Island Disks

Du Maurier appeared on the radio 4 desert island disks in 1977, which is now available on the BBC website to listen to and to download. It is wonderful – and one of the rare public appearances which du Maurier made, which makes it even more invaluable!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/a58add83

Enjoy!

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Readymoney Cove

I’ve had a little change around here as you might be able to see. New format and new picture. The picture itself, in case you were wondering, is of Readymoney Cove in Fowey, believe it or not. It looks quite tropical and beautiful! I was lucky to be there on a really beautiful weekend and caught this picture in the morning.

It is a wonderful cove, and du Maurier herself lived in a house overlooking it for a year during the second world war. The house itself has a little plaque with this information on. In Flavia Leng’s memoir, du Maurier’s second daughter, she writes a lot about the time that they lived in this house, and it is a fascinating read and portrait of du Maurier as a mother. Definitely worth a read!

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du Maurier Festival

 

Just a quick post to say that the du Maurier festival is on now! I wish I could be there and despite my best attempts to promise myself I would be there, I am not… unfortunately. But I hope it goes well, and those that are there, enjoy. If you haven’t heard of it, do look it up, it looks to be a wonderful couple of weeks as ever.

 

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Apologies

Hey!

I would like to make a huge apology for abandoning this blog. I will try to keep it more updated in the future. I handed in my disseration last week (was it only last week?!). Gosh, it seems a while ago anyway! It was great to get it finished and handed in, although I really enjoyed spending so much time working on du Maurier over the last few months. It was great fun – and I still love du Maurier and her work, so that’s got to be a good thing! It was fascinating and so much fun, it was so good tgo be able to work on something I loved so much. After all, I had been wanting to write about du Maurier and her work since I was about seventeen, so I’m glad that worked out alright!

I am going to try and keep this more updated now! Let’s hope that happens! 🙂

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May 10, 2012 · 3:48 pm