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- DescriptionInspired by a grisly discovery in the nineteenth century, The King's General was the first of du Maurier's vels to be written at Menabilly, the model for Manderley in Rebecca. Set in the seventeenth century, it tells the story of a country and a family riven by civil war, and features one of fiction's most original heroines. Hor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Hor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, Hor remains true to him, and finally discovers the secret of Menabilly.
- Author BiographyDaphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children. Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.
- Author(s)Daphne Du Maurier
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication06/05/2004
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleVMC
- Series Part/Volume Number2167
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVirago Press Ltd
- Weight305 g
- Width133 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Introduction byJustine Picardie
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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