Lot 457: Du Maurier Daphne



2015-07-10 15:42:37

Lot 457: Du Maurier Daphne: (1907-1989) British Author. Conclusion Of An A.L.S., Daphne, Two Pages, 8Vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, N.D. (1961), To [Foy Quiller-Couch]. The Concluding Part Of The Letter Begins With A Reference To Her Husband, Frederick Browning, 'Guardsman Has Had His Crest Re-Designed By College Of Arms To Be Correct. I Rather Go Below….' And Continues To Refer To One Of Her Books, 'No, The Cover Of Castle Dor Could Be A Lot Worse, But Its Rather Silly, I Think. Like The Cover Of A Child'S Adventure Story. But Perhaps That Is What It Really Is! I Am Used To Brick-Bats, But It Would Be Awful If They Mocked Father. Or Alternatively Said I Had Ruined His Beautiful Style. Anyway, You Approved Of All Of It, So Nothing Else Matters'. One Crease To The Lower Left Corner, Otherwise Vg Foy Quiller-Couch - Daughter Of British Writer Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), And A Life-Long Friend Of Du Maurier. Indeed, Du Maurier Was Accompanied By Foy Quiller-Couch When She Became Inspired With The Storyline For Her Novel Jamaica Inn. In 1930, Apparently Around The Time Of The Present Letter, The Two Ladies Were Staying At Jamaica Inn And Went Riding On Bodmin Moor. They Became Lost In Bad Weather Conditions And Apparently Sheltered For Some Time In A Derelict Cottage On The Moor But Were Eventually Led Back To Jamaica Inn By Their Horses. Castle Dor Is A Historical Novel By Daphne Du Maurier, Published In 1961 After She Had Completed The Unfinished Manuscript Of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch'S Last Novel. Quiller-Couch'S Daughter, Foy, Had Given Her Blessing For Du Maurier To Complete The Work. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £150 - 200
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