Vanishing Cornwall - Daphne Du MaurierVictor Gollancz, 1969, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short, untidy, tears at the head, tail and corners and a tape repair to the spine. Maps to the endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
5th Impression. [First Edition: 1967] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cornwall has for thirty years provided Daphne du Maurier with background for her most famous novels — Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Frenchman's Creek, The King's General, My Cousin Rachel. What is Cornwall? Why is it different from other counties? What is it about its history and people, their customs and their superstitions and legends, dating back to pagan times that have given the peninsula throughout the ages a touch of magic, a feeling that it is almost a foreign country? These were the questions that Daphne du Maurier set herself to answer. The search proved absorbing — for it entailed visiting places where she had camped, walked and ridden in earlier days, and revived old memories while bringing back the nostalgia of half-forgotten things.”
Illustrator: Christian Browning (Photos.)
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 210
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