Mary Anne

Daphne du Maurier's novel Mary Anne (1954) is a fictionalised account of the real-life story of her great-great-grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke née Thompson (1776-1852).

Mary Anne Clarke from 1803 to 1808 was mistress (lover) of Frederick Augustus, the Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827).

He was "The Grand Old Duke of York" of the nursery rhyme, a son of King George III and brother of the later King George IV.

Works by Daphne du Maurier
Fiction
Novels
  • The Loving Spirit (1931)
  • I'll Never Be Young Again (1932)
  • The Progress of Julius (1933)
  • Jamaica Inn (1936)
  • Rebecca (1938)
  • Frenchman's Creek (1941)
  • Hungry Hill (1943)
  • The King's General (1946)
  • The Parasites (1949)
  • My Cousin Rachel (1951)
  • Mary Anne (1954)
  • The Scapegoat (1957)
  • Castle Dor (1961)
  • The Glass-Blowers (1963)
  • The Flight of the Falcon (1965)
  • The House on the Strand (1969)
  • Rule Britannia (1972)
Short stories and collections
  • Happy Christmas (1940)
  • Come Wind, Come Weather (1940)
  • The Apple Tree (1952)
  • Early Stories (1959)
  • The Breaking Point (1959)
  • The Birds and Other Stories (1963)
  • Not After Midnight (1971)
  • The Rendezvous and Other Stories (1980)
Plays
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • The Years Between (1945)
  • September Tide (1948)
Non-fiction
  • Gerald (1934)
  • The du Mauriers (1937)
  • The Young George du Maurier (1951)
  • The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë (1960)
  • Vanishing Cornwall (1967)
  • Golden Lads (1975)
  • The Winding Stairs (1976)
  • Growing Pains — the Shaping of a Writer (a.k.a. Myself When Young — the Shaping of a Writer) (1977)
  • Enchanted Cornwall (1989)

Famous quotes containing the word mary:

    One can think of life after the fish is in the canoe.
    Hawaiian saying no. 23, ‘lelo No’Eau, collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii (1983)