This Old Thing is a feature of mine where I highlight an older book, often a used book. This time around it's Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier.
Frenchman's Creek is one of du Maurier's better known books though I've yet to read it. I've looked for it but couldn't find it at the local bookstores or library. I took a peek on ebay, which I hardly ever do, and found a seller in the UK with this book up for bid. I hate bidding. I just want to buy what I like- I get no thrill from getting into bidding wars. Anyway, luckily it was just me and some other guy interested in this book and I won it! Yay! It was around $8 and most of that was shipping. So that made me happy. Then I just had to wait for it to hop over to me from England.
Here's a description from Goodreads:
Lady St. Columb is bored with fashionable life at Court so she sets off for the peace and freedom of her husband's Cornwall estate. Quite unexpectedly, she stumbles on the mooring place of the white-sailed ship belonging to the daring Frenchman who plunders the shores of Cornwall. It is only a question of time before this philosopher-pirate captures the heart of the lovely Lady St. Columb.Sounds swashbucklingly good! And very Beach Read worthy (though I won't be taking this vintage copy to the beach). Can't wait to read it.