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Frenchman's Creek: A lush, historical drama about love and freedom (1941 original; edició 2009)

de Daphne du Maurier (Autor)

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The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.… (més)
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Títol:Frenchman's Creek: A lush, historical drama about love and freedom
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Frenchman's Creek de Daphne du Maurier (1941)

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Personally I don’t think this is Daphne du Maurier‘s best work. I think it sits well with other novels set in Cornwall. It should be read as historical fiction with a dash of romance and crime Thornton in. The plotting is good and there are certainly some times when there is a feeling of a Saturday morning pulp adventure going on. I largely enjoyed it. I thought the overall plot was simple was well handled. ( )
  aadyer | Sep 14, 2022 |
Lady Dona St. Columb is tired of Court life in London, tired of her husband and her position, so she takes her children down to her husband’s country estate in Cornwall, in order to rest in isolation. Alas, it turns out that the countryside is being menaced by a pirate, a French pirate at that, and it seems her neighbours want to enlist her husband to help them catch the scoundrel. One evening, she sees a ship making its way into a creek on her property and before she knows it, she has been captured by the pirate! And so, of course, they fall in love…. Well, a brief sketch of this classic novel, one that isn’t really to my taste as I really don’t care for romance novels and that is what this is primarily; but it’s also an adventure story, and a rather lovely pean to the marvelous countryside of Cornwall, a place where I lived as a small child. It made me nostalgic in that respect, and I did like that Lady Dona is a fiercely independent young woman in a time (the reign of Charles II) when women had little freedom; but really, aside from the descriptive writing, this one was not really for me. ( )
  thefirstalicat | Apr 2, 2022 |
Not being a psychological thriller, this isn't what I expected Daphne du Maurier to be like (shows what I know). There are a lot of cliches in here; cliches I happen to like, though, so not a bad thing. There was swashbuckling, there was impossible romance, there were many costume changes, I was happy. ( )
  beautifulshell | Aug 27, 2020 |
Heerlijk romantisch verhaal over Dona St. Columb die het leventje in Londen zat is en met haar kinderen naar het familiebezit van haar man in Cornwall vertrekt. Daar doet ze wat ze zelf wil, en zo ontdekt ze een schip in de kreek vlak bij het huis, bezit van een Franse piraat die al tijden de kust afstroopt. Ze wil ook wel eens meemaken hoe zo'n avontuur voelt, en ze helpt mee een van de vrienden van haar man te beroven van een schip dat net uit Indië komt. Bij thuiskomst na het avontuur blijkt haar man uit Londen te zijn gearriveerd, met zijn vriend. De landlords in Cornwall beramen een plan om de piraat voor eens en altijd het zwijgen op te leggen. Gedeeltelijk lukt dat: de Fransman wordt gevangen genomen. Dona laat het er niet bij zitten en met behulp van de bediende van haar èn de Fransman, lukt het om de piraat te laten ontsnappen.
  wannabook08 | Jul 21, 2020 |
Dona St Columb is a celebrated Restoration beauty: irreverent, heartless and irresistible to men. Unhappily married to the doltish Harry, she seeks diversion in extravagant escapades with his friends; until one day she forces herself to confront the truth. Hollow and unfulfilled, she is becoming someone she is ashamed of; and so, ever-impulsive, she decides to leave the corrupting glitter of the Court behind. Taking her children, but leaving Harry behind to gamble and drink with his friend Rockingham, Dona goes down to Harry’s ancestral home at Navron in Cornwall. Here there is sunlight, the gentle rustle of the breeze in the trees and the refreshing calm of a slow-paced country life. Finally Dona begins to blossom again. Even Navron itself is peaceful: the house has only one servant, the capable and secretive William, who becomes Dona’s ally in her desire to escape from her London self. As she recovers her joie de vivre, Dona begins to hear rumours that her wealthy Cornish neighbours are being troubled by the ravages of a dastardly and elusive French pirate. Suddenly certain strange things about Navron start to make sense to Dona; and then one day, while exploring the woods around her home, she discovers a ship moored in a nearby creek. Here is the Frenchman: courteous, educated and entirely different from any other man Dona has met...

For the full review, please see my blog:
https://theidlewoman.net/2013/08/31/frenchmans-creek-daphne-du-maurier/ ( )
  TheIdleWoman | Feb 24, 2020 |
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When the east wind blows up Helford River the shining waters become troubled and disturbed and the little waves beat angrily upon the sandy shores. The short seas break above the bar at ebb-tide, and the waders fly inland to the mud-flats, their wings skimming the surface, and calling to one another as they go. Only the gulls remain, wheeling and crying above the foam, diving now and again in search of food, their grey feathers glistening with the salt spray.
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The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

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