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The Birds

by Daphne du Maurier
Full Cast

Audiobook

1 of 1 copy available

Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of horror. The idea for this famous story came to du Maurier one day when she was walking across to Menabilly Barton farm from the house. She saw a farmer busily ploughing a field whilst above him the seagulls were diving and wheeling. She developed an idea about the birds becoming hostile and attacking him. In her story, the birds become hostile after a harsh winter with little food -- first the seagulls, then birds of prey, and finally even small birds -- all turn against mankind. The nightmarish vision appealed to Hitchcock who turned it into the celebrated film.

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Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781405667609
  • File size: 27071 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2007
  • Duration: 00:56:20

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781405667609
  • File size: 27071 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2007
  • Duration: 00:56:20
  • Number of parts: 1

1 of 1 copy available

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Drama Fiction Horror

Languages

English

Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of horror. The idea for this famous story came to du Maurier one day when she was walking across to Menabilly Barton farm from the house. She saw a farmer busily ploughing a field whilst above him the seagulls were diving and wheeling. She developed an idea about the birds becoming hostile and attacking him. In her story, the birds become hostile after a harsh winter with little food -- first the seagulls, then birds of prey, and finally even small birds -- all turn against mankind. The nightmarish vision appealed to Hitchcock who turned it into the celebrated film.

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