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Daphne Du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier, born on 13 May 1907, was an English novelist and playwright.

After publishing her first novel, “The Loving Spirit”, when she was only 22, she went on writing other works, many of which were successfully adapted into films, including the novels “Rebecca” (see here), “Frenchman’s Creek”, “My Cousin Rachel”, “Jamaica Inn”, and the haunting story that became a terrifying Hitchcock film, “The Birds”.

“Sometimes it’s a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, ‘Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,’ and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness. The trouble is, it’s not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It’s a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The…

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