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King's General (Cornwall)

Writers have obsessions. Themes, objects, or characters that appear in their work repeatedly, without conscious crafting. While working at Auntie’s Bookstore I once asked the writer Craig Leslie to name his obsessions. 632 more words


The Curing of a Bibliomaniac Part 4: Grace (Robert Drewe, 2005)

Books read: 4/26. Weeks remaining: 47

I got this one lining my nest because Robert Drewe’s The Shark Net was a classic that everybody except me, it seemed, had read. 688 more words


Why have I never heard of Daphne Du Maurier?

 It was but a mere few months ago, I eagerly awaited a copy of Du Maurier’s The Birds which would arrive via the mail. I got it then left it in a pile of other discarded books before finally reading it last week during my holiday in Croatia. 405 more words


Book Review : Rebecca

Hi guys,

Since I’ve been awol for a little while, decided to start off again with another book review since I’ve had more free time as of late and so have been getting lots of reading done! 296 more words


Coastlining 5: Fowey - Par

Date: 12th April 2014         Distance walked: 6 miles         Height climbed: 1119 feet

12th April 1931. A wife is brutally murdered by her husband in the beach cottage at Polridmouth Cove, on the wooded headland just west of the Fowey estuary. 1,953 more words


Rebecca Cover-Off

Hopefully you noticed my review of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca – if not, I’ll let you off if you go and check it out now. … 798 more words


Rebecca -- Book Review


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 1962
Type: Paperback
Pages: 376
ISBN: (Before ISBN’s were introduced)

Rebecca is Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel with elements of romance, crime and mystery. 990 more words