Dame Daphne du Maurier was destined for an artistic life. Coming of age between the wars in Britain, her stories and novels are imbued with a heavy overtone of the uncanny. Her literary career took off quickly and she remained a popular author for decades. Her work also became the basis for a number of films.
Part academia, part history, part theory, part commentary and part mystery itself, this ambitious book tackles numerous subjects at once. Not because the author lost his focus, but because the stories, and the people in them, were so intertwined.