This Old Thing: Frenchman's Creek

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.


  1. Thanks for the great review! I love du Maurier but I am not familiar with this one.

  2. Oh it's totally a fun swashbuckling beach read. I loved it. I actually saw the movie first and such a guilty pleasure type of movie.

  3. I cant wait to read this one either, I just need a copy first!

  4. Lola- Hope you look for it.

    Amanda- I'll be looking for the movie after I read it then.

    Jessica- Good luck!

  5. I have never heard of this book, but it's exciting to see you so excited about getting it. I actually love the bidding of Ebay, although somedays, I do just wanna buy what I want and get it over with it. Can't wait to read your review of this book. Happy reading!

  6. That is one beeeeautiful book!


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