- ‘She looked out towards the ship, straining at her moorings there in the creek, the riding-light swaying to the freshening wind, while the men on board her slept soundly; and she thought of those silent trespassers who would come upon her out of the darkness. No creaking of oars in the night, no shadow of boats, but a wet hand stretching from the water upon the chain, and a wet footmark upon the fo’c’sle head, and lithe dripping figures dropping down upon her decks, a whisper, and a whistle, and a strangled smothered cry’. (pg 137, Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier)
This is a entertaining read and one I would recommend if you enjoy a classic historical romance. Really, Frenchman’s Creek is a tale of escape and who doesn’t want to escape their lives once in a while for something more risky and exciting! This edition is newly released through Sourcebooks and the cover is absolutely amazing. It’s dark and just a little mysterious just as you would suspect a pirate’s life might be! You can purchase Frenchman’s Creek here in the US and here in Canada.
Be sure to check out my Daphne du Maurier giveaway posted yesterday in celebration of what would have been her 102nd birthday on May 13 here.