Daphne du Maurier

Books Felicity Blunt, +44 (0)20 7393 4254 Email Felicity Blunt

The Glassblowers

book | 1963

'Perhaps we shall not see each other again. I will write to you, though, and tell you, as best I can, the story of your family. A glass-blower, remember, breathes life into a vessel, giving it shape and form and sometimes beauty; but he can with that same breath, shatter and destroy it'

Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France.

The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules. 'If you marry into glass' Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, 'you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world'. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution against which, the family struggles to survive.

The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement - an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier's own family history.

Rights

Audio Rights

Available

The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.

Film Rights

Available

Contact Joe Phillips & Jenn Lambert for more information

Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for The Glassblowers

Translation Rights Sold

Russian
World
Azbooka-Atticus
Media
The Glassblowers
Reviews

Three cheers for a novelist who can write convincingly of human relationships and the horrors of civil war. <>
Sunday Telegraph

Representation
Books
Felicity Blunt
+44 (0)20 7393 4254
Email Felicity Blunt
Translation Rights
Kate Cooper
+44 020 7393 4425
Email Kate Cooper
Theatre, Film and TV
Joe Phillips
+44 (0)20 7393 4459
Email Joe Phillips
Theatre, Film and TV
Jenn Lambert
+44 (0) 207 393 4459
Email Jenn Lambert