Sunday, May 29, 2016

Quote of the Week and the Week to Come

What about the hero of The House on the Strand? What did it mean when he dropped the telephone at the end of the book? “I don't really know, but I rather think he was going to be paralysed for life. Don't you?” ~  Daphne du Maurier

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (May 13, 1907-April19, 1989) was an English author and playwright. Her stories seldom feature a conventional happy ending, and have been described as ‘moody and resonant’ with overtones of the paranormal. An obituarist wrote: "Du Maurier was mistress of calculated irresolution. She did not want to put her readers' minds at rest. She wanted her riddles to persist. She wanted the novels to continue to haunt us beyond their endings." These bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by the critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for storytelling craft. Many have been successfully adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now.

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  1. One of my favorite writers. There are times I do dream of Manderley, and it's always Mrs. Danvers in the window. What a great photo you found!

    1. Love this photo, Kait, and I love Daphne du Maurier's quote about The House on the Strand.


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