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My Cousin Rachel Review

In recent years, I have been growing fonder and fonder of Daphne du Maurier as an author.  My first encounter with her work was, I fear, a little too early, when I was too young to appreciate it and I found the long, descriptive passages that introduce her novel, … 863 more words

Book Review


As one starts this novel, it comes across as rather posh, rather bourgeois, opening with ample and nostalgic descriptions of life at Manderley, a grand manor in Cornwall, the narrator’s home. 213 more words


August Wrap-Up! :)

Hi! I realise we’re already well into September already but oh well, I’ve seen practically everyone do one of these posts and, as I’m trying to avoid thinking about entering my last year of school before University (eek!), I thought I’d do a wrap-up of all the books I managed to read during August. 842 more words

bookbybook 09: Susan Hill

Writers are often expected to be consistent, producing the same sort of book year in, year out. But life – and art – doesn’t work out that way. 645 more words

Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

What it’s about:

The unnamed narrator of Rebecca is working as a paid companion to a bitter, lonely, elderly lady. While on a trip to Monte Carlo, she meets and falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower twice her age, who proposes to her and whisks her away to his isolated Cornish estate, Manderley, after marrying abroad. 532 more words


Short Stories Challenge - The Lordly Ones by Daphne du Maurier from the collection The Breaking Point

What’s The Lordly Ones all about?:

The final story in this collection tells the tale of a young, mute boy who appears to finally get the love and family he so desperately craves. 641 more words

Book Reviews

Review: 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier

Hello again! This is only my second book review and already I have had such a great welcome to blogging, thank you to everyone who follows me! 588 more words