With her son, Christian Browning, Daphne du Maurier, who lived in Cornwall for most of her life and used her knowledge of the county in her novels Rebecca , Frenchman s Creek and Jamaica Inn , chronicles all aspects of this part of England, fusing history, anecdote and travelogue in a plea for Cornwall s preservation....
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books Ltd Auflage New edition 1 M rz 1972|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Seiten|
|File Size||:||965 KB|
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Vanishing Cornwall Reviews
This is a wonderful book for all readers, knowing or not knowing Cornwall and Daphne Du Maurier. Makes you dreaming and wanting to go (back) there on the spot.
Daphne du Maurier wrote an impressive list of great novels in her lifetime; she earned worldwide acclaim for her ingenuity and intrigue of characters and plot. In the mid-1960's she and her son set out on a journey through Cornwall, the setting of her home and her work. Their mission was to capture Cornwall before the advance of time erased its sites, beauty and culture. "Vanishing Cornwall" preserves much of what was important to du Maurier through her words and her son's photographs. I found it very helpful in showing me bits and pieces of a culture I had little familiarity wth and needed to understand. The book served to educate me for use in writing the story of a copper miner and his family who make their way to 19th century Bisbee, Arizona, a work-in-progress. It is the next best thing to being there or prep for going on a visit.
I had read many Daphne De Maurier books in the past but wanted something more factual about the most beautiful part of Britian. My home for nearly forty years was Cornwall & this book highlighted all that was so historic and reminicent of an era gone by. She completes the complete essence of being Cornish and of begining to understand how culturally different Cornwall is. It's celtic beginings transend through the ages so clearly identified by De Maurier. An great book for any Cornishman or Woman to read and enjoy. Her book truly reflects what has happened in Cornwall to the prescent day particullary over the last hundred years.
I am enjoying this book, I only wish that there were some colored pictures. Cornwall is a very beautiful area of England
excellent -- a fascinating read. I really enjoyed this well written book and would not hesitate in recommending it to others.-
Loved this book!