Angela du Maurier: letter to Mrs Powers

Scope and Content

Letter from Angela Du Maurier to Mrs Powers relating to media reception of novel 'The perplexed heart', 9 Jul [1939].

Administrative / Biographical History

Angela Du Maurier (1904-2002), writer, was born in London, and was the eldest of the actor Gerald du Maurier's three daughters, and sister of Daphne, the writer, and Jeanne, the artist. She originally, following the family tradition, planned to become an actor and spent two seasons on the stage. A change of career saw her turn to writing and her first novel 'The Perplexed Heart' was published in 1939. She published eleven books in total, including two volumes of autobiography, 'It's Only the Sister' (1951) and 'Old Maids Remember' (1966). Her works of fiction include 'The Road to Leenane', 'Pilgrims by the Way', 'Reveille', and 'Treveryan'. She lived at Ferryside, the family house in Cornwall, for most of her life.

Nothing is known about Mrs Powers. The letter suggests she is an admirer of Angela Du Maurier's writing.


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Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the library.

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Description created by Rob Ford, 22 Dec 2006.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Related Material

The library holds the following papers relating to Daphne du Maurier and her family, EUL MSS 144, 206, 207, 301, 307, 341, 342, 346, 351.


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