The King’s General - Daphne Du Maurier 1946 - Victor Gollancz Ltd, London - First Edition A fine copy in fine and thus scarce delicate yellow Gollancz dust jacket. Inspired by a grisly discovery in the nineteenth century, The King's General was the first of du Maurier's novels to be written at Menabilly, the model for Manderley in Rebecca.

Set in the seventeenth century, it tells the story of a country and a Cornish family riven by civil war, and features one of fiction's most original heroines. Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone.

As Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, Honor remains true to him, and finally discovers the secret of Menabilly...
  Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, and lived mostly in Cornwall. Many of her stories – The Birds and Don’t Look Now – and novels were filmed, the most famous being Rebecca.

Provenance: Initials A.E.B. and a smaller inscription to front pastedown.

Octavo (book size 19x12.8cm), pp. 298 [2]. In publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘9/6 NET’ to spine.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 110267   Price: HK$ 2,000