'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone ...I for this, and this for me.' Daphne du Maurier lived ...
'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone ...I for this, and this for me.' Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.
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Cornwall and Daphne Du Maurier are forever linked; she used the countryside and local lore as a backdrop for some of her best known novels. This wind-swept area of England captured her imagination at an early age. In her youth, she spent long hours walking its beaches, exploring hills and valleys, and listening to legends of the strong-willed and independent people who first settled the land. Following her marriage, she continued to inhabit Cornwall; it had become a part of who she was. Vanishing Cornwall, first published in 1967, is a thoughtful and well-researched history of the people, the land, and their legends. Black and white photographs, taken by her son, add dimension to her words. However, just as Du Maurier feared, much of Cornwall has changed since this book was written, and while it remains an excellent source of information for anyone who is thinking about visiting the area, it should not replace a current travel guide.
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