The novelist and playwright Daphne Du Maurier (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was born on this day in 1907. In her remembrance, some cryptic clues that refer to her or her books.
Times 24538: Writer injecting element of great value into one murder novel (2,7)
Times 24214: Novel is touching — and useless because without chapter (7)
Times 23723: Instrument Mrs de Winter chucked about (5)
Times 24152: Film live, standing during intervals (3,5)
DT 25930: Spy coming from cyberspace upset the lady (7)
DT Toughie 308 (Osmosis): Novel features latterly in Spectator magazine Boris harangued (7)
Guardian 24807 (Araucaria): Maxim of Du Maurier "Drops get put into ground" (2,6)
Daphne Du Maurier is one of my favourite novelists; her gift for creating atmosphere and making the fantastic seem plausible is exceptional. Other than the popular Rebecca, I warmly recommend My Cousin Rachel and The House On The Strand.
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