A Letter For Daphne

Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne Du Maurier.

Aged fourteen, Julie wrote to the famous novelist, declaring that one day she too would become a writer.

Thus began a correspondence that lasted over two years.

Du Maurier's letters of encouragement played an important role in helping the shy schoolgirl realise her dream.

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Novelist Julie Myerson pays a very personal tribute to Daphne Du Maurier.

Aged fourteen, Julie wrote to the famous novelist, declaring that one day she too would become a writer.

Thus began a correspondence that lasted over two years.

Du Maurier's letters of encouragement played an important role in helping the shy schoolgirl realise her dream.