She belonged to a creative family where her father and mother both were actors, her uncle was a magazine editor and her grandfather was a writer. Bio. April 1989 in Par, Cornwall) war eine britische Schriftstellerin.Bekannt wurde sie durch ihren Roman Rebecca und dessen Verfilmung durch Alfred Hitchcock, der außerdem ihren Roman Gasthaus Jamaika (als Riff-Piraten) und ihre Kurzgeschichte Die Vögel verfilmte. Daphne Du Maurier (1907 – 1989) Daphne du Maurier DBE (May 13, 1907- April 19, 1989) was one of the most successful Cornish novelists of all time. Daphne du Maurier, DBE (* 13. Daphne du Maurier On December the third, the wind changed overnight, and it was winter. Strangely, among the wedding guests was Daphne's elder sister, Angela du Maurier. Daphne who was the granddaughter of the bestselling novelist George Du Maurier married Frederick Browning, ‘Tommy’ to his family when she was 25. Like the unnamed narrator in Rebecca, the author was haunted by her husband’s former love but she may have drawn from other women in … Daphne du Maurier struggled with writer’s block while writing Rebecca. English author and playwright, Daphne du Maurier's stories often combine psychological terror with gothic sensibilities, which make them Daphne du Maurier circa 1947. Du Maurier was an English author and playwright who was born in 1907 and died in 1989. Until then the autumn had been mellow, soft. Daphne du Maurier's inspiration for her short story The Birds was the sight of a farmer ploughing his field on the next-door farm to her home at Menabilly. The author also frequently met many film stars and celebrities as both her parents were actors. The earth was rich where the plow had turned it. Daphne du Maurier was a world-famous English author and playwright, renowned for her romantic plays and stories. On April 26, 1942, Jan gave birth to a daughter, Jeannette Constable-Maxwell, but … She was born on May 13, 1907, in London, England. Mai 1907 in London; † 19. An influential British author, Daphne Du Maurier was an institution within her own right, who came to be respected as a masterful storyteller with a keen eye for both structure and form, something which many have tried to replicate over the intervening years since her death to varying degrees of success. Daphne Du Maurier also known as ‘Lady Browning’ was a British writer and playwright born on 13th May 1907 in London. Her best-known work, Rebecca (1938), is a literary classic and was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning film as well as many other adaptations. Her writing career wasn’t exactly easy at the start, as many of the best-selling Daphne du Maurier books we know now weren’t even taken seriously by critics at the time. The leaves had lingered on the trees, golden-red, and the hedgerows were still green. The gulls were wheeling as if they were going to attack the farmer, and this led to Daphne's story of the birds violent and repeated attacks on a … Ben van Meerendonk, AHF, IISG, Amsterdam // Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.