Daphne du Maurier was a famous English writer and playwright. Her best-known works are ‘Rebecca’ and ‘The Birds’, both of which have been adapted into films by Alfred Hitchcock. She was a prominent literary name in England and was the grand-daughter of the famed cartoonist, George du Maurier. Given her exposure to literary and art accomplishments during childhood, it is no surprise that du Maurier developed a great passion for literature from a tender age. She was captivated by make-believe worlds and even conceived an alter-ego for herself, ‘Eric Avon’. She attended a number of schools in Europe, before publishing a short-story as a teenager in the ‘Bystander’, a newspaper. Her major, full-length novel, ‘The Loving Spirit’, received widespread appreciation and brought her incredible literary success.