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The Glass-Blowers

by Daphne Du Maurier

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    $14.71
PUBLISHED: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9781844080656
ANNOTATION:
A stirring historical drama, with characters based on du Maurier's own family, set against the events of the French Revolution
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  • Paperback
    $14.71
PUBLISHED: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9781844080656
ANNOTATION:
A stirring historical drama, with characters based on du Maurier's own family, set against the events of the French Revolution

Annotation

A stirring historical drama, with characters based on du Maurier's own family, set against the events of the French Revolution

Publisher Description

'Perhaps we shall not see each other again. I will write to you, though, and tell you, as best I can, the story of your family. A glass-blower, remember, breathes life into a vessel, giving it shape and form and sometimes beauty; but he can with that same breath, shatter and destroy it' Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules. 'If you marry into glass' Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, 'you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world'. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution against which, the family struggles to survive. The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement - an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier's own family history.

Author Biography

Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.

Review

No other popular writer has so triumphantly defied classification ... She satisfied all the questionable criteria of popular fiction and yet satisfied the exacting requirements of "real literature", something very few novelists ever do - Margaret Forster

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality - Guardian

Long Description

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA 'Perhaps we shall not see each other again. I will write to you, though, and tell you, as best I can, the story of your family. A glass-blower, remember, breathes life into a vessel, giving it shape and form and sometimes beauty; but he can with that same breath, shatter and destroy it'Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules.'If you marry into glass' Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, 'you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world'. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution against which, the family struggles to survive. The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement - an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier's own family history.

Product Details

Pages
384
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year
2004
ISBN-10
184408065X
ISBN-13
9781844080656
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2004-06-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Author
Daphne Du Maurier
Media
Book
Series
Virago Modern Classics
Series Number
507
Audience
General/Trade