Daphne du Maurier: Novelist who traced past to a French debtors’ jail


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Cover picture for the articleDame Daphne du Maurier, the English novelist who died in 1989, was fascinated by her French heritage. The author of Rebecca and Jamaica Inn had been brought up on tales of an aristocratic ancestor who came to London during the French Revolution, fleeing the guillotine and the militant sans-culottes….

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