Daphne du Maurier
Novelist, born in London, UK, the granddaughter of George du Maurier. She wrote several successful period romances and adventure stories, including Jamaica Inn (1936), Rebecca (1938), and The Flight of the Falcon (1965). She also published plays, short stories, and literary reminiscences. She was made a dame in 1969.
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