Frenchman's Creek

Loughborough Unconvention
by Daphne du Maurier | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0316252913 Global Overview for this book
Registered by earthcaroleanne of Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on 4/6/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by earthcaroleanne from Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 06, 2019
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Journal Entry 2 by earthcaroleanne at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 06, 2019
Lady Dona St Columb is beautiful, headstrong - and bored. Desperate to escape the pomp and ritual of the Restoration Court, she retreats to the hidden creeks and secret woods of the family estate at Navron, in Cornwall. Though renowned for her passionate engagement with life, privately she yearns for freedom, integrity and love - whatever the cost. The peace Lady Dona craves, however, eludes fer from the moment she stumbles across the mooring place of a white-sailed ship that plumbers the Cornish coast. And as she becomes embroiled in a plot to steal another ship from under the nose of the English authorities, she realises that her heart is under siege from the French philosopher-pirate Jean Aubrey...

Journal Entry 3 by earthcaroleanne at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 06, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (4/21/2019 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, April 22, 2019
Picked up at meetup - thank you

Journal Entry 5 by wingCassandra2020wing at Roslin, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, July 21, 2019
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier - Very Good

Read this as part of #ddmreadingweek (her birthday week). Not sure what I expected, but it wasn't a romance!

Lady Dona St Columb is bored of London life, carousing round the city with her husband's friends and shocking society with her actions.

She takes her carriage, her children and her dog and disappears off to the family estate in Cornwall.... where a mysterious French pirate is terrorising the neighbourhood.

I'm not going to go into the details of the adventure/romance. In some respects you can guess some of it, but there are still some twists and turns as you would expect from a storyteller of Daphne du Maurier's talents!

There was so much wonderful prose, but I particularly liked this snippet:

"...all this is only momentary, is only a fragment in time that will never come again, for yesterday already belongs to the past and is ours no longer, and tomorrow is an unknown thing that may be hostile. This is our day, our moment, the sun belongs to us, and the wind, and the sea......"

Beautiful

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