RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 207/5
Alt Ref NoMS 207/5
Datec 1939-1940s
Extent5 items
TitlePapers relating to Angela du Maurier
Admin HistoryAngela du Maurier (1904-2002) was the eldest of the three du Maurier sisters, and the elder of Daphne by three years. Originally aspiring to follow the family tradition of acting, she planned to be an actress and spent two seasons on the stage. During the Second World War, she ran a market garden with her sister, Jeanne, in Cornwall. In the 1930s, she began to write her first novel 'The Little Less', which was initially rejected by publishers due to its lesbian storyline. She published eleven books in total, including two volumes of autobiography 'It's Only the Sister' (1951) and 'Old Maids Remember'. Her works of fiction include 'The Little Less', 'The Road to Leenane', 'Pilgrims by the Way', 'The Perplexed Heart', 'Reveille' and 'Treveryan'. She lived at Ferryside, the family house in Cornwall, for most of her life. Angela du Maurier met her 'twin' (they shared the same first name and date of birth) and partner Angela Halliday in 1930.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameMaurier; Angela du (1904-2002); writer
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