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Frenchman's Creek

By: Daphne du Maurier
Narrated by: John Castle
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Publisher's summary

Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides.

Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall.

Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

©2014 Daphne du Maurier (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic reviews

"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." ( New York Times)

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Editor's Pick

My guilty pleasure turns out to be quality fiction—score!
"I confess: I used to sneak Daphne du Maurier novels into science class. Frenchman’s Creek remains the best education I ever had in Chemistry! Dona St. Columb, a bored patrician wife and mother, fed up with the emptiness of London society, retreats to her Cornish estate to find…pirates in the Creek. And their captain? The poetic, handsome French loner matches Dona’s world-weariness, and together…no, I won’t spoil it. Just download the amazing audiobook, and, trust me, it will fill up the time until Poldark’s next season comes to TV."
Christina H., Audible Editor

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