Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier, born on 13 May 1907, was an English novelist and playwright. After publishing her first novel, “The Loving Spirit”, when she was only 22, she went on writing other works, many of  which were successfully adapted into films, including the novels “Rebecca” (see here), “Frenchman’s Creek”, “My Cousin Rachel”, “Jamaica Inn”, and… Read More Daphne Du Maurier

Lest We Forget

It started with anti-Semitism and Kristallnacht. It ended with millions of lives erased. International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have been paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust that occurred… Read More Lest We Forget

Landru

Henri Désiré Landru (April 12, 1869 – February 25, 1922) was a French multiple killer and real-life “Bluebeard”. During World War I,  Landru started to contact Parisian women through newspaper ads published in the lonely hearts sections. They usually read: “Widower with two children, aged 43, with comfortable income, serious and moving in good society,… Read More Landru