Three sisters - beautiful, successful, and rebellious. What happens when the success and fame of one begins to overshadow the others? Much has been written about the life of world-renowned author Daphne Du Maurier, but now, the family drama that shaped some of her best work is finally revealed… along with the work of her sisters that defied the conventions that hampered Daphne’s emotional life.
Daphne Du Maurier and her Sisters by Jane Dunn delves into a celebrated artistic dynasty, a world where creative expression is of most value. Daphne (“Bing”) and sisters Angela (“Piffy”) and Jeanne (“Bird”) each had their own skill and creative prowess, but it was Daphne’s overwhelmingly successful career that trumped the unconventional lives of her sisters.
In this group biography they are considered side by side, three sisters brought up in the hothouse of a theatrical family with a peculiar and powerful father. This family dynamic reveals the hidden lives of Piffy, Bird & Bing— full of social non-conformity, creative energy and compulsive make-believe, their lives as psychologically complex as a Daphne du Maurier plotline.