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Favourite authors

I got tagged on Facebook the other day (as you do) to list my 15 top/favourite/most influential authors, without pausing for too much thought.

Well, I couldn’t comply with the last bit – it took me a couple of days of brow-furrowing and pen-sucking, and even then I forgot one of my all time favourite authors in the final list.  184 more words


But luxury has never appealed to me. I like simple things, books, being alone, or someone who understands.

-Daphne Du Maurier


What's It All About, Alfred Hitchcock?*

As I post this, it would have been Alfred Hitchock’s 117th birthday. Whether you’re a Hitchcock fan or not, there’s no denying his influence on filmmaking. 1,081 more words


Review: My Cousin Rachel

I don’t give much thought to the order in which I read books, but I’m starting to realize that the order in which I read an author’s books shapes my opinion of that author and their style. 812 more words

Book Review

CLASSIC YA MONTH: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart

I first read this book as a teenager and although my memories of the story are not at all clear, I have vivid recollections of the murderous inn keeper, smuggling, the danger of the sea and the courage of the heroine Mary Yellan. 369 more words


Short story: "The Doll"

“The Doll,” by Daphne du Maurier

Appeared in a 1937 collection; reprinted in the Guardian, April 30th, 2011

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Found via this Toast… 6 more words

Twenty-first Century

"Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Back in 1938, Daphne du Maurier wrote a novel that has become a classic. It is the story of three people. The deceased Rebecca, her mourning husband Maxim de Winter and a young woman, the second Mrs. 383 more words