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Seriously, Don’t Look Now

April 30th 2018

BRENDAN O’DEA takes us to Venice for a closer look at Daphne du Maurier’s spine-chilling short story, ‘Don’t Look Now’: ‘The ensuing action throws John, and the reader, into confusion. The denouement is delivered with panache, and is so devastating that it looks inevitable, almost predestined, permitting everything which preceded it to fall neatly into place…’

Built Upon Deception

July 6th 2016

MIKE SMITH finds he is misled by the unsettling horror of ‘The Old Man’ by Daphne du Maurier: ‘Daphne du Maurier has the reputation of being a writer of unsettling, even scary stories. Hitchcock’s famous horror movie The Birds was based on her short story of the same name, and it’s worth noting that he felt he had to tone down the ending…’

Under The Surface

June 6th 2016

SOPHIE REID reveals the unsettling depths in Daphne du Maurier’s short stories: ‘… they offer complete worlds, ask questions, and leave you wanting more. Many explore themes of what it is to be human, the darkness in our minds, and the darker sides of life.’

The Doll

July 6th 2012

Podcast: Authors POLLY SAMSON, ANTHONY QUINN and DAISY GOODWIN discuss Daphne du Maurier’s haunting short story collection ‘The Doll’.

Polly Samson’s Introduction to The Doll

September 7th 2011

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to VIRAGO PRESS for allowing us to re-publish POLLY SAMSON’S introduction to the Daphne du Maurier short story collection THE DOLL. This post is available exclusively to members of THRESHOLDS. Not a member? Then why not sign up now!

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