“Every book is a purge. At the end of it one is empty… like a dry shell on the beach, waiting for the tide to come in.”
~ Daphne du Maurier
The photo shows her in Menabilly, her small writing cottage, which is her space and hers alone. Between novels she paints (those are all her paintings on the walls) and most of her work stays in this room, hidden from view.
Photo is from NatGeo, August 1961.