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  • n. English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989)
  • n. English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896)


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  • We have a choice between backing the Du Maurier festival, which brings thousands of people into Cornwall, and sends them home carolling the matchless beauty of our county.

    Simon Hoggart's week: Same old voices, different sides

  • Du Maurier, as you probably know, was married to the British commander of the operation Lt Gen Sir Frederick ‘Boy’ Browning.

    You Know It Makes Sense

  • Du Maurier gives plenty of contradictory clues as to Rachel's true nature and motivation and--this is what makes the novel great--never resolves the question at all.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Britain bad already supplied Hollywood with a whole battalion of elegant understaters, immaculate actors of the Du Maurier school, who, as I have intimated, were able to play anything from cuckolded husbands to dainty blackmailers, and from chiefs of Scotland Yard to masterminds of underworld gangs without their assumed characters in any way being allowed to affect their performances.

    An Autobiography

  • The Paris of Villon and Murger and Du Maurier is still there by the Seine: it is only Villon and Murger and Du Maurier who are not.

    Europe After 8:15

  • Du Maurier drew a picture of it for _Punch_ in his very best manner

    Margarita's Soul The Romantic Recollections of a Man of Fifty

  • The quaint volume that comes next is by Du Maurier, who was French ambassador to the Hague about 1620.

    The Patient Observer And His Friends

  • Kipling idealized the technique of the marine engineer, as Balzac idealized the technique of the journalist, as Du Maurier and a hundred other novelists have idealized the technique of the artist.

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

  • Starke had brought this song from Paris in the forties and sung it for us twenty years before, according to Du Maurier, the "genteel Carnegie" had given it in his hiccupy voice to the Laird,

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • To Hardy forest suggested the sturdy oaks to be assaulted by the woodlanders of Wessex; and to Du Maurier it evoked the trim and tidy avenues of the national domain of France.

    A Study of Poetry


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