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Emma Lloyd talks to festival goers

Du Maurier Festival

BBC Radio Cornwall talked to the stars of stage and screen during the Daphne Du Maurier Festival in May as part of a special series of programmes to mark the centenary of the author's birth. Listen online here.

Now imagine a bleak, windswept moor, a mysterious inn, smugglers, danger, murder, love and loss. We're talking about Daphne Du Maurier's novel inspired by an unexpected stay at the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor.

BBC Radio Cornwall's Hannah Stacey has been to meet the children at Polruan Primary School nestled in the heart of Du Maurier Country overlooking the Fowey River.

Fans of Du Maurier enjoy the landscapes and local places that inspired the writer in a series of walks.  BBC Radio Cornwall's Hannah Stacey has taken a stroll through Fowey with local guide and keen walker Dawn Vyvyan.

Tywardreath, near Fowey is the setting for the last novel written by Daphne Du Maurier - House on the Strand. A guided walk from Par to Tywardreath allows readers to explore the countryside featured in the book.

BBC Radio Cornwall's Hannah Stacey set out to discover why Rebecca, the mysterious story set in the gothic mansion, is such a well loved story.

Barry Norman is the ultimate authority on movies. He has spent a lifetime watching and reviewing them. Listen to Emma Lloyd's interview with him and her interview with Peter Sallis (Last of the Summer Wine) ahead of their talks at the festival.

Listen to Emma Lloyd's interview with Rick Stein who presents a documentary called A Road to Manderlay shown on BBC 2 on the 12th May. Hear Du Maurier's son talking to BBC Cornwall about his memories of Ferryside.

Emma Lloyd talks to the skipper and people on the Polruan to Fowey Ferry in the heart of Du Maurier country during the festival.

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