Laura Varnam

Dr. Laura Varnam is a Lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature at University College, Oxford. Her medieval research focuses on fourteenth and fifteenth-century religious literature, and she is the author of The Church as Sacred Space in Middle English Literature and Culture (2018). She is also an expert on the life and works of Daphne du Maurier, regularly writing for Du Maurier’s official website and giving talks at the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature in Cornwall. She can be found on twitter @lauravarnam. or on her academic advice blog.

Interviews with Laura Varnam

The Best Daphne du Maurier Books, recommended by Laura Varnam

Daphne du Maurier is one of the most overlooked writers of the twentieth century, says Oxford University’s Laura Varnam. As Rebecca celebrates its eightieth anniversary and du Maurier enjoys a critical renaissance, Varnam explores the books which highlight this novelist’s sheer range and brilliance—from biography and fiction to history and horror.

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