Biography & Memoir
One of our most accomplished biographers, Jane Dunn here uncovers the lives of the successful, beautiful and rebellious Du Maurier sisters. Much is known about the middle sister, Daphne, author of the famous novels, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and My Cousin Rachel. But Daphne had two very talented sisters in Angela and Jeanne, a writer and a skilled artist in their own right. All three were bound together in a family drama that inspired both Daphne’s and Angela’s writing.
The sisters were brought up in a theatrical family with a peculiar and powerful father. Dunn reveals the unconventional lifestyle and creative energy of Piffy, Bird and Bing, as they were known, and uncovers lives as psychologically complex as a Daphne du Maurier plotline.
Dunn has been described by The Sunday Times as ‘one of our best biographers’. Her work includes biographies of sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell and the bestselling Elizabeth and Mary, which looks at the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.