Chicken Pox and Daphne du Maurier

Our precious Grandboy has the chicken pox, so I took some time off from teaching school last week and drove to Portland to be a helpful Grammy.  Our poor miserable three-year old and I played with cars and trains for most of the weekend while his exhausted parents were able get caught up on household chores and errands that needed to be run.  It was, of course, a joy to be with him, even though he didn’t feel well.  And my solo drive there and back home (because Grandpa couldn’t go with me) was made very enjoyable by listening to an audiobook of Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek.  I have now become a completely devoted Daphne du Maurier fan.

Frenchman’s Creek is a wonderful adventure of an English lady (on hiatus from London, staying in the family home on the coast of Cornwall) and a French pirate. Oh, the adventure! and oh, the romance!  I love du Maurier’s strong women characters, and she is simply one of the best storytellers.  So if you have an occasion to leave your everyday life for a few days of something unexpected, take along some Daphne Du Maurier with you. It’s a real treat.

5 thoughts on “Chicken Pox and Daphne du Maurier

  1. Kay

    Robin, sorry about Grandboy’s chicken pox, but I’m so glad you got to spend some time with him. I bet you guys had a great time even if he was a little sickish.

    I’ve never read Daphne du Maurier. Not yet anyway. On that endless TBR list. LOL


  2. Les in NE

    I’ve read a little of Daphne du Maurier, but I’ve never listened to anything of hers on audio. This sounds like it might be a good one. Now to plan a road trip. 🙂


  3. bybee

    p.s. sorry about your grandson. I hope he’s much better now….when I first saw the message I worried that it was you with the chicken pox…not a fun disease at all when you’re an adult.


  4. Robin Post author

    Thanks, Kay. He is feeling better and almost completely recovered. We did have a great time together, and it was so nice to be able to help out a little and be a distraction for him. Yes, you must put du Maurier on your TBR list. She’s pure entertainment!

    Les, I enjoyed listening this time. Her stories are such adventures. They make great travel audiobooks.

    Bybee, I’ve been thinking of ordering the audiobook version of Rebecca, although I’ve read the book a couple of times. I know it would be great for a road trip. And thanks for the well wishes for my Grandboy. Yes, we are grateful he got it has a young child instead of as an adult. (And I’m very grateful it wasn’t me with chicken pox!!)



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