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Daphne du Maurier moved to Cornwall as at young woman and some of it’s towns and landmarks were the inspiration for her novels. You can experience them too:
1. Frenchman’s Creek: A tale of love, pirates and smuggling you can experience Frenchman’s Creek kayaking with Koru Kayaking or cruising with Helford River Cruises along Frenchman’s Creek the inspiration for her novel of the same name and also where she went on honeymoon.

Kayaking on Frenchman’s Creek

2. Jamaica Inn A tale of shipwrecking and smugglers. Walk on Bodmin Moor and enjoy a drink or lunch at Jamaica Inn the inspiration for her novel of the same name

3. Rebecca – A haunting tale of a new bride and her move into the family home. Enjoy a coastal walk from Porthpean to Pentewen and see the white house Menabilly, the Maderly of Rebecca. And on the ParFowey road is Kilmarth, the original House on the Strand. Neither of these properties is open to the public, although there are several coastal walks passing close by. Filming for the new adaptation of Rebecca, a collaboration between Working Title and Netflix, starts this May. I wonder who will play Mrs Danvers!

4. Daphne du Mauriers home – Fowey see the house where she lived either on foot or by water. Enjoy a full weekend of Daphne du Maurier at the annual Fowey Festival 10-18 May an Arts and Literature Festival hosted by The du Maurier Society.

5. Buy the books in one of our local book shops. Grab a coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a fabulous read! It’s always good to have a good book on holiday 😀

Just heard filming starts on a new adaptation of Rebecca in May, a collaboration between Netflix and Working Title, so come and experience her inspiration before watching the film!