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Daphne Du Maurier
Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
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Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.
Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.
Seeking peace of mind, Lady Donna de Colomb flees the stews of London and the Restoration court for remote Navaron. There she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves - daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall.
Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?
When Maxim de Winter brings his shy new bride to his beautiful stately home on the Cornwall coast, it seems like all her dreams have come true. The terrace slopes to the lawns, the lawns stretch to the sea and the gardens are full of scented flowers. But she soon finds that Manderley is haunted by the shadow of Maxim's first wife, Rebecca, who died the year before. It was Rebecca who made the house and gardens the showpiece of the county and her memory is revered by all, especially the housekeeper Mrs Danvers.
Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.
When the skeleton of a young cavalier was found by William Rashleigh at Daphne du Maurier's beloved mansion, Menabilly, she once again found inspiration in her surroundings. Putting pen to paper, Daphne created The King's General, a historical tale which takes place during the English Civil War and introduces one of du Maurier's greatest heroines: Honor Harris. Honor is a beautiful, brave and kind protagonist, a true embodiment of the name by which she goes.
Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat is a classic tale of stolen identity. As dark as it is witty, it introduces listeners to the gloomy and despondent character of John the Englishman. When by chance, John comes face to face with his French doppelgänger, Jean, his bewilderment is quickly replaced with envy. Realising that Jean is in possession of everything he lacks but has always desired, he assumes the identity of his look-a-like, leaving his old, tedious life behind.
Mary Anne knew the grinding heel of poverty, and determined it would never grind her again. With beauty, brains, ambition, and the glittering decadence of Regency London to sustain her, she chose the only route that could take a cockney girl to the top, as mistress to the Royal Duke of York. But soon she provoked a scandal that rocked the country, placed the Duke on trial before Parliament, and risked losing Mary Anne everything.
Armino Fabbio is a simple Italian courier until an old woman is murdered. He discovers that the woman was his family’s servant a long time ago and returns to his family home in Ruffano to investigate. However, his return home isn’t a happy one as he discovers that his birthplace is haunted by the ghost of his brother. The spectre of a sinister Duke, otherwise known as ‘The Falcon’ also resides in the house. But as dark family secrets and history begin to resurface, how will a small-time businessman cope, and what will he learn?
Rebecca is widely regarded as Daphne du Maurier's finest novel. It tells the story of Manderley, an exquisite house with gardens down to the sea; its owner Max de Winter; and his new young wife. And, of course, Rebecca.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of horror. In her story, the birds become hostile after a harsh winter with little food. First the seagulls, then birds of prey, and finally even small birds all turn against mankind. The nightmarish vision appealed to Alfred Hitchcock, who turned it into the celebrated film.
The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...
With talented parents comes the burden of continuing the line of accomplishment, as Maria, Niall and Celia know all too well. The siblings subsequently formed a bond so profound that their lives constantly have a tremendous impact on those around them, this includes Maria’s husband, Charles - a gentleman who has been sucked into the parasitic world of the Delaney’s.
The Doll and Other Stories is a collection of five lost tales and eight early stories from Daphne du Maurier. Previously unknown even to du Maurier’s son, these rediscovered works, unearthed in 2011, continue the dark, macabre themes which are present across the author’s back catalogue. Though often overlooked and evidently previously ignored, these early stories demonstrate how du Maurier learned her craft and tested different methods of story-telling.
Richard has never amounted to anything in his father’s eyes, and, having been worn down, he eventually decides to take his own life. While Richard is standing on a bridge, about to take the final step, a man, Jake, reaches out to him and changes his mind. Richard finds that he can openly talk to this man and makes the decision to go travelling with him. However, when their close friendship is brought to an abrupt end, Richard must find his way by himself. He moves to Paris, where he meets Hesta, with whom he has a passionate relationship.
Julius is a bleak and disturbing tale of one man’s unstoppable rise to the top and the shocking events that ensure he gets there. A dark twist on the typical rags-to-riches storyline, Julius follows the life of a young and ambitious French peasant (Julius Lévy) from his squalid life on the banks of the Seine to the vast majesty and wonders of London. With the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, Julius is forced to flee for Algeria, where he soon learns the art of deception. Here, the listener is provided a glimpse into the mind of one of the most unlikable characters in literature.
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." These famous words open the most popular novel by Daphne du Maurier, the story of an intense romance set in a mysterious house in Cornwall. Its unforgettable atmosphere and tension has transformed it from a popular romance on the page and on film to become a modern classic. Here, it is presented in a new and absorbing recording by Emma Fielding.
Sur la Côte d'Azur, une jeune femme peu sûre d'elle, la narratrice, tombe amoureuse du très riche Maximilien de Winter, d'un rang social plus élevé qu'elle. Ils se marient et partent vivre à Manderley, célèbre et magnifique manoir en Cornouailles. Mais la "présence" invisible de Rebecca, la précédente épouse de Maximilien, est immédiatement perceptible, comme de son vivant, lorsqu'elle dominait le ménage et la maisonnée.
Featuring five tales of quiet terror from the classic short story collection. 'Don't Look Now' which was filmed by Nicolas Roeg and starred Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland 'Kiss Me Again Stranger', 'Not After Midnight', 'The Old Man' and 'The Birds', which was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.