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Daphne by Justine Picardie

Book summary from sleeve:

It is 1957. The author Daphne du Maurier, beautiful and famous, despairs as her marriage falls apart. Restlessly roaming through Menabilly, her remote mansion by the sea in Cornwall, she is haunted by regret and by her own creations — namely Rebecca, the heroine of her most famous novel.

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Book Reviews

My Cousin Rachel Quote

“I wondered how it could be that two people who had loved could yet have such a misconception of each other and, with a common grief, grow far apart. 37 more words


Goodreads review: Don't Look Now

Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I must admit my purchase of this book was dictated by the knowledge that its titular short story was the basis for Nic Roeg’s film Don’t Look Now – a favourite and one of the best weird films of the ’70s. 386 more words


Top 250 Tuesday #138 - Don't Look Now (1973)

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #138 on the list,  Nicolas Roeg… 1,381 more words


An Appropriate Read In Cornwall?

For the couple of weeks before I went away I struggled frantically to find suitable reading material. I have a few books lying around that I haven’t gotten through yet, but I didn’t have that urge to read them. 334 more words


Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

This novel starts slow but gains momentum into an explosive ending. I knew very little about this novel so the whole thing took me by surprise. 43 more words