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Myself When Young: The Shaping of a Writer
Myself When Young The Shaping of a Writer Author:Daphne du Maurier Both in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family's history. In Myself When Young, based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her marriage. Often painfully ho... more »nest, she recounts her difficult relationship with her father, her education in Paris, her early love affairs, her antipathy towards London life, and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting self-portrait is of a complex, utterly captivating young woman.« less
A glimpse into a life of privilege and the drive towards creativity. Takes place from her youth to her marriage. But she does not quite tell all; the deepest secrets of her heart are not fully exposed. If you read her biography or see the BBC film based on her letters and the bio, you can fill in the gaps.