WALKS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DAPHNE DU MAURIER
I have loved Du Maurier’s novels with a passion since I was a young teenager. I don’t know how many times I have wept over Frenchman’s Creek, shuddered as I turned the pages of Jamaica Inn and admired the bravery of Honor in The King’s General. Du Maurier was, to my mind, unrivalled at her descriptions of the moors, the sea and the rivers. She was adept at the details that show a character in often chilling ways, such as Joss Merlyn’s huge hands deftly cutting a loaf of bread.
Daphne du Maurier regarded Cornwall as her refuge, and was where she found her niche, and her ability to write. But who doesn’t need a refuge at times? This book explores many of the routes featured in her books, and it was a joy to walk in her footsteps.