Dame Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) - Find A Grave …

By the end of the story it has become clear that all of Britain is under aerial assault.

The Birds short story
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning.

Daphne du Maurier - Official Site

Because her childhood contained many literary and artistic experiences, it was not a surprise that Du Maurier had a very vivid imagination and a profound love for writing and reading. Her first novel ‘’ was published in 1931. It was after reading this very novel that Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick also called ‘Boy Browning’ sailed all the way to London to meet the author of this book. They got married the next year and remained married for the next 33 years till Boy died in 1965. The marriage had its share of difficulties because of Daphne du Maurier’s secret bisexuality however she denied this fact.

The Birds: and Other Stories - Kindle edition by Daphne du Maurier

Du Maurier had a ‘romantic’ style of writing although she did not like being called as a romance novelist. She received the Grand Master Awards from the ‘Mystery Writers of America’. She died on 19th April 1989 in Cornwall, England, UK at the age of 81.