Rebecca Daphne du Maurier, I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

Written from Memory

[Contains story spoilers]

It didn’t occur to me for a long time that two of my favourite novels actually had something rather interesting in common. Aside from the fact that both are set in the English countryside and appear to be stereotypical English novels, they both share something else rather curious. Namely that both novels were written in exile, in a state of longing and nostalgia.

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INSPIRATIONS

I mentioned in my first post that both Daphne du Maurier and Dodie Smith areΒ big inspirations for this blog and in my life. If you know me, then I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about them, but there’s no denying just how much of an inspiration these books have had on my life.

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