Publication Date: 06/05/2004 ISBN: 9781844080878 Category:

The Birds And Other Stories

Daphne Du Maurier, David Thompson

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 06/05/2004 ISBN: 9781844080878 Category:
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

‘How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . ‘

A classic of alienation and horror, ‘The Birds’ was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man’s sense of dominance over the natural world.

The mountain paradise of ‘Monte Verita’ promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject’s life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three’s a crowd . . .

Publisher Review

'A remarkable imagination continually provokes both pity and terror' OBSERVER

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