Daphne du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier

The young Daphne du Maurier (about 1930)
The young Daphne du Maurier (about 1930)
Born(1907-05-13)13 May 1907
London, England
Died19 April 1989(1989-04-19) (aged 81)
Fowey, Cornwall, England
OccupationNovelist
NationalityBritish
Period1931–1989
GenreLiterary fiction, thriller
Notable worksRebecca
The Scapegoat
"The Birds"
Jamaica Inn
My Cousin Rachel
Notable awardsNational Book Award (U.S.)
Spouse
Lt.-Gen. Sir Frederick Browning
(m. 1932; his death 1965)
Children3
RelativesSir Gerald du Maurier (father)
Muriel, Lady du Maurier (mother)
George du Maurier (grandfather)
Angela du Maurier (sister)
Website
www.dumaurier.org

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Dame Daphne du Maurier DBE (13 May 1907 - 19 April 1989) was a British author. She is best known for her books Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938) and The Birds (1952).