This blog will help you turn memories into meaningful stories for your family. We will sample three techniques to show how to take life experiences and create a memoir to record these events. By the end of this session, we will have drafted an introduction and outline to help them produce personal stories cherished by your family for generations to come.
Helen and Teacher
The Story of my Life
Friday, April 18, 2014
Daphne Du Maurier
Review: Daphne du Maurier by Margaret Forster
NY: Bantam/Doubleday, 1993.
This is a very well researched and organized biography of the gifted woman who gave us "The Birds," "Rebecca," and "Jamaica Inn." There is a detaled, outlined table of contents as well as an extensive family tree and several pages of photos grouped according to chronology. The index is also comprehensive.
Forster is also a novelist, and her style is easy to read but not condescending.
DDM captures the imagaination of many of us who specialize in 19th and 20th c. British literature. "Rebecca" has always been one of my favorite books, first read when I was 13, and reread many times over. The film is also captivating, and I found the short story of "The Birds" far creepier and more frightening than any film.
Recommended for fans of DDM, biography, The Brontes, the gothic novel, literary bio, memoir, 19th/20th c lit and women's studies