Thursday, 3 September 2009

Daphne Du Maurier: biographies VMC 503, 524, 529, 523

Besides her novels, DDM wrote some non-fiction, mainly biography. I mentioned Vanishing Cornwall at the start of this week, and today I bring your attention to her other works.

503: The Du Mauriers.
This is the biography of some of her ancestors, which she intended to write "like a novel".

524: The infernal world of Branwell Bronte.
DDM was interested in the Brontes, but decided to focus her attention on Branwell, a much maligned character. I found this book intensely interesting because I had read so much about the sisters but very little about him.

529: Golden lads.
Again, DDM focuses on a character hidden in the shadows, and writes about Anthony Bacon, the elder brother of the more famous Francis.

523: The winding stair.
This builds on her research for the earlier Golden Lads, but focuses this time on Francis Bacon.


  1. Wow. I never realized she had written so many books. I was only familiar with the four books on your first post and was impressed by the second post you put up, then the third, then this.

  2. I'm glad you're enjoying these posts Claire!