Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

by Daphne du Maurier
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Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier

"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402217104
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 120,237
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier was born in London in 1907, the second daughter of a famous stage actor and actress. Her first novel was published in 1931, but it was her 1938 novel Rebecca which made her one of the most successful writers of her time. Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the book won the Best Picture Oscar in 1940, and he used her material again for his classic The Birds. In 1969, Du Maurier was created a Dame of the British Empire.

At the age of 81, Du Maurier died at home in her beloved Cornwall, the region that had been the setting for many of her books.

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Frenchman's Creek 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story. I read this novel over ten years ago and I still can pick it up and enjoy the tale all over again. This is a story of a woman who finds herself and finds happiness within her life. The main character is a young thirty something mother who is unhappy with London's society and her own life really. She goes into the countryside with her two children and finds a servant who uses her husband's country manor as a safe haven for his true master, a mysterious pirate. The story will suck you in and will have you flipping the pages till the end. Read it. ~CND
Epi-girl More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It is one I will read again and again!
bluebell More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading the book, I was a little wary of the main character, Dona. But that quickly faded, and I began to love her and the mysterious French pirate she falls in love with. And her servant William is my favorite character of all! Such excellent writing. This book is funny, romantic, and very suspenseful. I could read this book over and over.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book. I first read the book and saw the movie (in a theatre) over 50 years ago; I was delighted that you now offer it as a NOOK e-Book.
lorrib More than 1 year ago
one of my all-time favorites from a favorite author--Dona's adventures "finding herself" especially the scene about the birth of a baby are great. I too loved William!
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Kitty-Pride More than 1 year ago
From the author of Rebeca and the short story The Birds, du Maurier's out-of-print/in-print book is a great gem for any personal library. Written in 1942 but set in Restoration London (1660), easily slides into the historical fiction genre, romance, and fiction all at once. Lady Dona St. Columb is just a few months shy of 30, as she mentions throughout the story, and yet it is the backdrop of her discontent as she starts to question her existence and high jinks among London's high society. After a particular stunt that drives her to shame, she flees London with her two children to her husband's estate in Cornwall and seeks to find herself in the countryside's quietness and solitude. Lady St. Columb soon discovers the underbelly of the veneer of her surroundings and partakes of life and death adventures.
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Excellent. I was with the character every step of the way.