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Back to Manderley

Last night I did not dream I went to Manderley again. I don’t dream that often, but keep a dream diary handy just in case. The entries are colourful but sporadic. 1,218 more words

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier [thoughts]

Goodreads | first published 1951 

Goodreads description: Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself.

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Book Review

Books and Adaptations!

Hey, book lovers.

So a little while ago I reviewed a book called Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. You might recognise the cover as looking a little bit like this. 594 more words

TV Crime Log: Fargo, Jamaica

You’d expect Easter to deliver up some televisual goodies, and next weekend duly serves up the beginning of two very different crime series.

Fargo, which begins on Sunday night, is a bit of an oddity. 480 more words


Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier

So I’ve just finished reading Jamaica Inn. I loved it. It was really easy to read (always a bonus with classic books, as sometimes they can be hard work), had a really good story and great characters. 1,465 more words

Dearest Daphne

Dearest Daphne,

As we approach the 25th anniversary of your death, I felt compelled to write you this letter. To put it frankly Daphne, I am a huge fan of your work. 408 more words

The Birds Remake

Another day, another silver-screen classic gets a remake.

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds is such an iconic movie for thriller and general film lovers alike. 213 more words