The electrifying tale of love and indecency on the high seas.
Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek is the scandalous tale of one woman’s will to seize adventure by the horns and become the fugitive of her own fate. Jaded by frivolous Restoration London and the numbing civility of its hollow members, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against polite society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and the indomitable longing for escape.
But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate hidden within Cornwall’s shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with death and glory, and one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain destruction or gamble away her own to save him.
“Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling make this du Maurier story most enjoyable.” —New York Times