Dis­cover du Mau­rier coun­try

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One of the great joys of Daphne du Mau­rier’s nov­els is that the lo­ca­tions are ‘al­most touch­able’, en­thuses Ann Will­more, who runs Book­ends of Fowey (a haven for fans, 01726 833361; www.book­end­sof­fowey. com) and the www.du­mau­rier.org web­site. These are her rec­om­men­da­tions for a lit­er­ary pilgrimage

l Re­becca

Men­abilly, also the set­ting of The King’s Gen­eral and My Cousin Rachel, is pri­vate, but two cot­tages on the es­tate are avail­able as hol­i­day lets (01726 808150; www.men­abilly. com). Pol­rid­mouth Cove (be­low), from where Re­becca sets out on her fate­ful sail, can be reached on foot, down a wooded farm track

l French­man’s Creek

Dona St Columb’s house, Navron, was based on Trelowar­ren (be­low), the home of du Mau­rier’s great friend Lady Clara Vyvyan. The house is pri­vate, but there are sev­eral lux­ury hol­i­day cot­tages to rent on the es­tate (01326 221224; www.trelowar­ren. com). French­man’s Creek it­self, a trib­u­tary of the Helford River, can be found on foot, or hire a boat at Helford Pas­sage (01326 250770; www.helford-river-boats.co.uk)

l Ja­maica Inn

Avoid the grue­some tourist trap on the A30. In­stead, head for Brown Willy, the high­est point of Bod­min Moor, and strike off on the cir­cu­lar walk. Al­ter­na­tively, visit St Nonna’s Church, where Fran­cis Davey, the sin­is­ter vicar of Al­tar­nun, preached to his un­sus­pect­ing flock

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