Bio. Daphne du Maurier's inspiration for her short story The Birds was the sight of a farmer ploughing his field on the next-door farm to her home at Menabilly. She was born on May 13, 1907, in London, England. Her best-known work, Rebecca (1938), is a literary classic and was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning film as well as many other adaptations. Daphne Du Maurier (1907 – 1989) Daphne du Maurier DBE (May 13, 1907- April 19, 1989) was one of the most successful Cornish novelists of all time. Daphne du Maurier, DBE (* 13. Her writing career wasn’t exactly easy at the start, as many of the best-selling Daphne du Maurier books we know now weren’t even taken seriously by critics at the time. Daphne Du Maurier also known as ‘Lady Browning’ was a British writer and playwright born on 13th May 1907 in London. Daphne du Maurier On December the third, the wind changed overnight, and it was winter. The gulls were wheeling as if they were going to attack the farmer, and this led to Daphne's story of the birds violent and repeated attacks on a … Mai 1907 in London; † 19. An influential British author, Daphne Du Maurier was an institution within her own right, who came to be respected as a masterful storyteller with a keen eye for both structure and form, something which many have tried to replicate over the intervening years since her death to varying degrees of success. Daphne du Maurier struggled with writer’s block while writing Rebecca. The leaves had lingered on the trees, golden-red, and the hedgerows were still green. Daphne du Maurier was a world-famous English author and playwright, renowned for her romantic plays and stories. The earth was rich where the plow had turned it. Like the unnamed narrator in Rebecca, the author was haunted by her husband’s former love but she may have drawn from other women in … The author also frequently met many film stars and celebrities as both her parents were actors. Ben van Meerendonk, AHF, IISG, Amsterdam // Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0. On April 26, 1942, Jan gave birth to a daughter, Jeannette Constable-Maxwell, but … Until then the autumn had been mellow, soft. Daphne du Maurier circa 1947. Du Maurier was an English author and playwright who was born in 1907 and died in 1989. Daphne who was the granddaughter of the bestselling novelist George Du Maurier married Frederick Browning, ‘Tommy’ to his family when she was 25. April 1989 in Par, Cornwall) war eine britische Schriftstellerin.Bekannt wurde sie durch ihren Roman Rebecca und dessen Verfilmung durch Alfred Hitchcock, der außerdem ihren Roman Gasthaus Jamaika (als Riff-Piraten) und ihre Kurzgeschichte Die Vögel verfilmte. English author and playwright, Daphne du Maurier's stories often combine psychological terror with gothic sensibilities, which make them She belonged to a creative family where her father and mother both were actors, her uncle was a magazine editor and her grandfather was a writer. Strangely, among the wedding guests was Daphne's elder sister, Angela du Maurier.