Frenchman's Creek is romance at its best. With all the mastery of atmosphere she used so triumphantly in Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier spirits the reader away to the days of the Restoration. Bored with the frivolous life of the Court the captivating, imperious Dona St Columb retires on a whim to her country estate in Cornwall, taking her children but ...Read MoreFrenchman's Creek is romance at its best. With all the mastery of atmosphere she used so triumphantly in Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier spirits the reader away to the days of the Restoration. Bored with the frivolous life of the Court the captivating, imperious Dona St Columb retires on a whim to her country estate in Cornwall, taking her children but leaving her dull husband in town. How she comes to be involved with a French philosopher-pirate, the terror of the Cornish coast, makes - because the author makes it credible - an absorbing tale of love and adventure.Read Less
If you are new to Du Maurier this is a grand book, fast paced Regency with out the perfect period flourish and detail of Georgette Heyer, the best of the Regency authors. Having read all Heyer, and all Winston Grahame (Poldark series & other Cornwall novels), I came to Du Maurier. Her craft is superb, and her knowledge of the human heart. Couldn't put this one down and immediately posted it on cousin who has read most Du Maurier but not this.
So! what is it about:
A French aristo pirate, a bored English wife of the gentry who removes from London life to her husband's estate in Cornwall. Where she is content, free and glad once again to be alive. Then she stumbles upon the ship anchored in a side creek of a
tidal river. There the adventure begins with her new found friend, the poetry reading, bird sketching robin hood of a pirate. Wonderful fluff yet erudite and delightful. Highly recommended.
Mar 24, 2011
True to form Daphne Du Maurier held me once again spellbound in her story telling.
This was an excellant novel taking place once again around the area of England that is very familiar to me.
I now have seven of her books and still collecting, Her books never fail to please.
Sep 9, 2010
This book came quickly and in the condition as described
Aug 6, 2009
One of my favorites
I've read it before, and will read it again. And over and over again! Great writer, great book.
May 21, 2007
A GREAT ROMANTIC ROMP
THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE GREAT ROMANTIC ADVENTURE STORIES EVER WRITTEN. TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM REBECCA, BUT JUST AS READABLE WITH CHARACTERS YOU WILL LOVE. READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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