Connection: Paris

Growing Pains, Daphne du Maurier

Childhood Daphne du Maurier’s childhood was typical of the privileged upper classes of her time. Born on 13th May, 1907, she was the middle of three daughters to the famous actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and his actress wife Muriel Beaumont. The family had grown prosperous; the previous year Gerald had played the lead in… Read more »

A New Chapter, Nancy Mitford at Heywood Hill Bookshop

Heywood Hill Nancy Mitford began as an assistant at Heywood Hill bookshop in March 1942, at a modest salary of £3.10s a week, of which she needed every penny. Named after its owner, the Heywood Hill bookshop can still be found at 10 Curzon Street Mayfair. Back then it specialised in rare prints, Victorian toys,… Read more »