The King's General

Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier

Fiction

Inspired by a grisly discovery in the nineteenth century, The King's General was the first of du Maurier's novels to be written at Menabilly, the model for Manderley in Rebecca. Set in the seventeenth century, it tells the story of a country and a family riven by war, and features one of fiction's most original heroines. Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, Honor remains true to him, and finally discovers the secret of Menabilly.

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* Review and feature coverage across the national press and women's magazines * Featured on the Virago website www.virago.co.uk * POS available

'Miss du Maurier's continued success leaves one gasping with admiration' TLS

Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.

General Fields

  • : 9781844080892
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : May 2004
  • : 197mm X 127mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 823.912
  • : 384
  • : Daphne Du Maurier
  • : Paperback
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