"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS. Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society.... show more
"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS. Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape. But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. 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. Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas. (20090327)
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
Frenchman’s Creek, Daphne du MaurierThis is not the typical novel that is written today. Looking at the style of the original cover, I would have turned away from it, and more’s the pity because I would have missed a book that demands an audience and perhaps a conversation about what we seek and how...
I received a copy of this book from the publishers and this is my honest opinion of the book. Dona, Lady St Columb, being bored with life at court, has escaped London, travelling to her Cornish estate, Navron. Here she enjoys lazy days and solitary evenings. Until she discovers her house has been ...
Daphne du Maurier was certainly an author who liked to challenge conventions. She did so in her most famous novel, Rebecca, and she does so again here.Frenchman's Creek tells the tale of the Lady Dona St Columb, a spoiled darling of London who decided to leave her husband simply because he is a fool...
Lady Dona St. Columb, an 18th-century aristocrat married to a baronet, flees from an over-indulgent life in London, away from tedium of King Charles II's court, to the family's house in Cornwall. Lady Dona is self-willed and obstinate, frustrated and unhappy with her life. Suffocated by her boring...
cross-posted at goodreads and the mo-centric universe. a few months of staring blankly into space means that finishing this book was a major accomplishment for me. normally, it would have been a quick read but for this cursed lack of focus.. anyway, it is a simple little romance, and i do like eni...
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