Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Explore the Classics

Explore the Classics


The first author for Explore the Classics is Daphne du Maurier with sign ups starting today and will be open until the 29th. The tour will run from August 17 -31, please keep that in mind when selecting date preferences.

About Daphne du Maurier and her writing:

Daphne was born in 1907, grand-daughter of the brilliant artist and writer George du Maurier, daughter of Gerald, the most famous Actor Manager of his day, she came from a creative and successful family.

The du Maurier family were touring Cornwall with the intention of buying a house for future holidays, when they came across "Swiss Cottage", located adjacent to the ferry at Bodinnick. Falling in love with the cottage and its riverside location, they moved in on May 14th, 1927, Daphne had just turned 20.

She began writing short stories the following year, and in 1931 her first novel, 'The Loving Spirit' was published. It received rave reviews and further books followed. Then came her most famous three novels, 'Jamaica Inn', 'Frenchman's Creek' and Rebecca'. Each novel being inspired by her love of Cornwall, where she lived and wrote. ~ from Daphne du

Fiction Novels:
Short Stories:
To Participate:
For the Daphne du Maurier tour read and review one of her works and post about it on an appointed day.  If you would prefer to read a biography or do a write up on the author instead that is perfectly fine too.
If you want to tweet about this fantastic!  The not so official hashtag for the tour is:

This reading event is hosted by She is too fond of books. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.