Daphne du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier in 1947

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, DBE (May 13, 1907 – April 19, 1989) was an English author and playwright.


  • I was always pretending to be someone else… historical characters, all those I invented for myself…I act even to this day…It's the old imagination working, a kind of make believe.
  • My novels are what is known as popular and sell very well, but I am not a critic’s favourite, indeed I am generally dismissed with a sneer as a bestseller and not reviewed at all.

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