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The Best Till Last... Revisiting Manderley

I’ve always been a fan of the story ‘Rebecca’, the novel written by Daphne Du Maurier, the Hitchock film, and the later TV series, featuring the ever reptilian Charles Dance as Maxim (was never comfortable with that casting.) I knew that several novels had spun off from the original story over the years, but considered this a travesty, a calculating ploy by the publishing industry to claw in more bucks, rather than any honest attempt to continue the story with integrity. 3,402 more words


Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances

“Memory’s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,” Polo said. “Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.”  143 more words


The Abomination of Mrs Rochester

It occurred to me today that I have a blog now.

This was a very important rediscovery because several years ago I read a book and this book made me ANGRY; unfortunately I had no way of expressing this anger except to my family (who really couldn’t have cared less.) 403 more words


Book Review: The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier

As a young guide for Sunshine Tours, Armino Fabbio leads a pleasant, if humdrum life — until he becomes circumstantially involved in the murder of an old peasant woman in Rome. 628 more words



Rebecca is one of the classic novels written by Daphne du Maurier. She was an English women whom published the novel  in 1938. Rebecca tells the tale of a young women who falls in love with a wealthy, older gentleman. 213 more words

Du Maurier Book Haul

In preparation for my Du Maurier December project, I have purchased the rest of the books which I am aiming to read and review during the month of December.  120 more words

Review “Mary Anne” by Daphne Du Maurier [readalong]

Review Title: The life of an ambitious woman

Rate: 4 stars

“Mary Anne” is my first Du Maurier novel I read thanks to [The Literary Sisters… 454 more words

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