Tatiana de Rosnay at Waterstones Hampstead

Waterstones Hampstead, London

October 6, 2017


In her startling and immersive new biography Manderley Forever, bestselling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay pays homage to Daphne du Maurier, the writer who influenced her deeply. In conversation with Dr Laura Varnam of the University of Oxford, de Rosnay discusses her book, which seamlessly recreates Daphne’s childhood, rebellious teens and early years as a writer before exploring the complexities of her marriage and, finally, her cantankerous old age.

A portrait of one writer by another, Manderley Forever meticulously recounts a life as mysterious and dramatic as the work it produced, and highlights du Maurier’s consuming passion for Cornwall. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and, in her time, critically underrated writer.


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