Growing Pains: The Shaping Of A Writer

Growing Pains: The Shaping Of A Writer

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1977

£60.00

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Both in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family's history. Based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her marriage. Often painfully honest, she recounts her difficult relationship with her father, her education in Paris, her early love affairs, her antipathy towards London life, and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting self-portrait is of a complex, utterly captivating young woman.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with slight bumping to the bottom corners and bruising along the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with similar bumping to the corners and some discolouring to the front cover.


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Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier was first and foremost a really excellent storyteller but she was also part of the remarkable du Maurier dynasty - a granddaughter, daughter, sister, military wife, mother and grandmother.

Daphne is often thought of as reclusive; she was perhaps solitary, comfortable with her own company and the make-believe world that she lived in and which enabled her to bring us her wonderful novels and short stories.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with slight bumping to the bottom corners and bruising along the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with similar bumping to the corners and some discolouring to the front cover.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.