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Daphne du Maurier stories found

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Daphne du Maurier stories found

Post by annis » Mon February 21st, 2011, 11:10 pm

From the Guardian, the news that 5 previously lost Du Maurier stories have been unearthed by a bookseller and Du Maurier aficionado from Cornwall.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/fe ... discovered

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Post by Divia » Mon February 21st, 2011, 11:27 pm

I liked Rebecca but never read anything else by her. Still, its cool news and I'm sure misfit will be very excited.
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 21st, 2011, 11:46 pm

Oh cool Annis. I haven't read her short stories yet, but The Doll sounds very spooky. She does have a dark side that people might not expect from just reading her *mainstream* novels. Julius for example *shudders*
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Post by Margaret » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 6:47 am

Julius for example *shudders*
Oh, gosh - that means I need to read it! Even her tamest novels have quite spooky undercurrents. At her best, she suggests these obliquely but eloquently, making her tales much more shivery and effective than horror writers who just rely on streams of gore (which can become strangely boring). Du Maurier realized that the unknown is always far more scary than the known.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 8:57 am

I noticed this book on Fantastic Fiction a while ago. I thought it was just another re-republishing of some short stories but under a different title. I will be buying it now as I have the rest of her books on my shelves!
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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 11:43 am

What a discovery to make! I can see why that story wasn't published back in the day though, sounds very macabre.
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue February 22nd, 2011, 2:46 pm

Du Maurier was good at creepy stories so I can quite easily see her being good at going one step further into the macabre. I liked her story collection, The Birds and Other Stories. One of my favorites is The Apple Tree about a dead wife who haunts her unappreciative husband. The title story is well known, but don't expect it to be like the Hitchcock film that was inspired by it. It's much, much better.

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Post by Misfit » Thu March 17th, 2011, 6:14 pm

Just found a cover on Amazon UK.
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