Sunday, 30 August 2009

Daphne Du Maurier: Vanishing Cornwall VMC 528

Welcome to Daphne Du Maurier week on the VVV. I have vanished to Cornwall, but with the aid of technology, you don't have to miss out on VMC posts as I'm taking the opportunity to "catch-up" and cover the DDM books which I have read before commencing on my VVV adventure. Each day you'll get a picture of the title (the DDMs have only been published once by Virago) and a sentence about the book - it is holiday time after all. I hope you enjoy this week, and I'll be back, getting on with reading at least one VMC a week from 7/09. (I've packed a couple, but I've packed a lot of books, so might not get as far as doing any "homework"!)

528: Vanishing Cornwall
I LOVE this book, and it went into my suitcase for our trip to Cornwall. I owned this book previously in an old Penguin edition, but was absolutely delighted when Virago brought out this new edition, with all of the beautiful pictures on fabulously glossy paper. Incidentally, the pictures were all taken by her son Kit. If you've read my other blog, you'll know that I love Cornwall very much, and this book is DDM's celebration of Cornwall. She re-tells legends, describes places, and makes a passionate plea for its conservation. As Cornwall is the setting for so much of DDM's work, it really is worth getting hold of a copy of this to see why she loved it so much.

1 comment:

  1. I'm almost ashamed to admit that I don't own this one, me being as Cornish as pasties and clotted cream. I need to remedy that as I am a bit of a DdM fan. Hope you're enjoying your stay in my home county.