Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sayings and Phrases

Just for a change, today I’m not looking specifically at the origin of a phrase as I usually do, but on how we rarely stop to ask ourselves what they actually mean and in fact whether they make sense. Cheap … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier 4

Here is the final extract from Myself When Young. Daphne’s sentiments echo my own completely, and her words are again illustrated with pictures from my visits (apart from the last one, showing Daphne rowing outside her beloved Ferryside.) (Apologies for … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier 3

This extract from Myself When Young is specifically about writers and writing. (Interestingly, she presents it as if from a male perspective. She was of a generation where this tended to be the norm, but I wonder whether there is … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier 2

Here’s the next extract from Myself When Young – not about Fowey and Cornwall this time, but the kind of over-active childhood imagination I suspect will be recognised by many a writer. Certainly me! I was Edward Royle, the narrator, … Continue reading

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Daphne Du Maurier – Myself When Young

I’m a Du Maurier fan, and I’ve just finished reading a memoir covering (the clue is in the title!) her early life – from her earliest childhood memories (often quite sad and moving) up until the time when she got … Continue reading

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