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The Loving Spirit

The Loving Spirit 1

by Daphne Du Maurier

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/12/2003

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Cornwall, 1900s. Plyn Boat Yard is a hive of activity, and Janet Coombe longs to share in the excitement of seafaring: to travel, to have adventures, to know freedom. But constrained by the times, instead she marries her cousin Thomas, a boat builder, and settles down to raise a family.



Janet's loving spirit - the passionate yearning for adventure and for love - is passed down to her son, and through him to his children's children. As generations of the family struggle against hardship and loss, their intricately plotted history is set against the greater backdrop of war and social change in Britain. Her debut novel, THE LOVING SPIRIT established du Maurier's reputation and style with an inimitable blend of romance, history and adventure.
ISBN:
9781844080939
9781844080939
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-12-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
130x201x28mm
Weight:
0.33kg
Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist.

In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day.

In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now.

In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.

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  • Adventure and heartache

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    This was Daphne du Maruier's first novel. It spans four generations of the one family. Try not to look at the family tree at the beginning - it gives the ending away!