* Du Maurier launch spearheads the Virago 30th Birthday celebrations * National and regional press ad campaign in May highlighting consumer competition to win a holiday in a National Trust cottage in Du Maurier country - all copies stickered with details *Full range of POS material * Major feature on www.virago.co.uk * High-profile presence at the LBF in March and the Du Maurier festival in May * Submitted for trade promotions
Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. Her books, which are set in Cornwall, have nearly all been bestsellers.
Du Maurier was a very popular writer during her lifetime, but after she cashed in her chips in 1989, many of her books have gone out of print. This 1951 story is told by young protagonist Philip Ashley, who is cast together with Rachel, his uncle's widow, whom he comes to suspect might have played a role in the man's demise. Is Philip next? Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
'In the same category as REBECCA, but an even more consummate piece of storytelling' GUARDIAN 'From the first page ... the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW