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Daphe du Maurier and Her Sisters

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Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.

The middle sister in a famous artistic dynasty, Daphne du Maurier is one of the master storytellers of our time, author of (Rebecca The Birds, and Don’t Look Now). Her stories were made memorable by the iconic films they inspired, three of them classic Hitchcock chillers. But it was her sisters, writer Angela and artist Jeanne, who found the courage to defy the conventions that hampered Daphne’s emotional life.

In this group biography they are considered side by side, as they were in life, three sisters who grew up during the 20th century in the glamorous hothouse of a theatrical family dominated by a charismatic and powerful father. This family dynamic reveals the hidden world of the three sisters – Piffy, Bird & Bing, as they were known to each other – full of social and sexual non-conformity, love, rivalry and compulsive make-believe. The most fascinating revelations are about the sexualities of the sisters: Both Angela and Jeanne found their life partners with other women, and of the three sisters, Daphne was the only one who married, although there has always been much debate about her sexuality as well. The sisters' relationships, both with each other and with their lovers, friends and family, are dealt with sensitivity and intelligence in this well written and immensely readable book.

Paperback, 448 Pages, Published 2014

Author: Jane Dunn

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