The Loving Spirit Author:Daphne du Maurier Book One - Janet Coombe. A restless girl, wild & fearless & with a passion for the sea & rugged cliffs of Cornwall. Her intense & loving spirit concentrated on her second son, Joseph. A story of intense love of family, tragedy & triumph, exploits, acccomplishments, & heritage. All the while a long-imprisond loving spirit withheld & then rele... more »ased.« less
This book launched Du Maurier's fabled career as a storyteller. Somewat romantic it tells the history of the Coomb family of seafarers and shipbuilders. The matriarch, Janet, is a reckless and wild; her spirit passing to the figurehead of her sons shipthe Janet Coomb, Plym. It is also traced though four generations of progeny. "Loving Spirit" yes; "Lively" definately!