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Author: Tatiana de Rosnay Narrator: Charlotte Wright Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781427282347
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The first nonfiction work from New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier.

“It’s impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor. It is very well written and very moving. I’m sure my mother would have loved this book.” ? Tessa Montgomery d’Alamein, daughter of Daphné du Maurier, as told to Pauline Sommelet in Point de Vue

As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an eleven-year-old, de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old lady.

With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and—at the time—critically underrated writer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Charlotte Wright’s assurance, crisp enunciation, and fine sense of nuance give voice to a life lived freely and bravely, within and without social conventions…This is a fascinating biography for anyone interested in how novelists work, and is sure to awaken new interest in this fine, underrated author. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A biography that is fascinating, thorough, and which embodies the du Maurier.”

    Elle (France)

  • “De Rosnay’s enchantment [with Daphne du Maurier] fuels Manderley Forever… an earnest and engaged portrait.”

    USA Today

  • “De Rosnay has written a biography that does justice to its heroine.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “An outstanding biography. “

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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About the Author

Tatiana de Rosnay is the author of a number of novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The House I Loved, Sarah’s Key, and A Secret Kept. Her novel Sarah’s Key is the basis for a major motion picture.

About the Narrator

Charlotte Wright is a two-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration.