Frenchmans Creek by Daphne du MaurierBored and restless in Londons Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.
Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall.
Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
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The seaside property was home to the Rebecca author between and and was used as the fictional setting for her novel Frenchman's Creek. It overlooks Readymoney Cove in Fowey, Cornwall, and its current owners have lived at the house for more than half a century. But they have now put the former coach house and 1. Robin Trethowan, of estate agents May Whetter and Grose, said: "This property is in one of the finest beauty spots in Fowey. A stream runs through the garden and there is also a croquet lawn, former tennis court, summer house and greenhouse and a vegetable garden.
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The excitement begins soon after Lady Dona leaves London society With two children and nanny in tow, Dona is finally free to avail herself of sun and solace with long walks in the woods and thoughts of a. With two children and nanny in tow, Dona is finally free to avail herself of sun and solace with long walks in the woods and thoughts of a younger self in a time long past when an unexpected encounter Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
A kind friend thanks, SD! The volume itself is a wonderful period piece. She meets Jean-Benoit Aubery, a sexy Frenchman who shares her restless spirit—but in his case he has found an outlet for it, in piracy. Is there really any need for me to fill in the rest? Daphne du Maurier is a beautiful writer. Columb and her piratical escapades.
Coincidentally, I had just upgraded my collection with a list of books that I had wanted to read for a long time. While shopping, my eyes had fallen on the Daphne du Maurier collection. I was familiar with her work thanks to Hitchcock but my familiarity only went as far as Rebecca and Birds. My head was filled with tales of piracy with a small pinch of the paranormal and expected the final effect to be very similar to the Pirates of the Caribbean. So, I was slightly disappointed when the book turned out to be more of a historical romance interspersed with some adventure here and there. The book revolves around Dona, Lady St.