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Frenchman's Creek

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ISBN-10: 1402217102

ISBN-13: 9781402217104

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daphne du Maurier

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The electrifying tale of love and indecency on the high seas.Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creekis the scandalous tale of one woman's will to seize adventure by the horns and become the fugitive of her own fate. Jaded by frivolous Restoration London and the numbing civility of its hollow members, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against polite society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and the indomitable longing for escape.But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with death and glory,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Daphne Du Maurier was born in London on May 13, 1907 and educated in Paris. In 1932, she married Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning. She began writing short stories of mystery and suspense for magazines in 1928, a collection of which appeared as The Apple Tree in 1952. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931. Her tightly woven, highly suspenseful plots and her strong characters make her stories perfect for adaptation to film or television. Among her many novels that were made into successful films are Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), Frenchman's Creek (1941), Hungry Hill (1943), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Her short story, The Birds (1953),…