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Frenchman's Creek

Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." ?New York Times

DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.

Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.


Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek is the scandalous tale of one woman's will to seize adventure by the horns and become the fugitive of her own fate.

Authors: Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989
Statement of Responsibility: Daphne du Maurier
Title: Frenchman's creek
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2009
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes: Includes reading group guide
Originally published: London : V. Gollancz, 1941
Subject Headings: Cornwall (England : County) Fiction Pirates Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: Pirates
LCCN: 2008031533
ISBN: 1402217102
9781402217104
Branch Call Number: FIC D
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Sep 09, 2013
  • gvlee rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A thriller from the 1800s, with romance, murder, and humour. Do not let the first chapter dissuade you. Skip it and read it at the end, when it will make much more sense. Just fast forward to the 10th paragraph of chapter 2 and let yourself be caught up in what will become a page turner, full of action, as it nears its climax.

Jan 10, 2010
  • graphiste rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of my guilty pleasures. I think this may have been the first romance that I ever read - certainly the first that carried me away! I re-read it from time to time just to relive the adventure - pirates, adventure, passion - it's all here.

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