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The unlikely heroine with no name

Advantages: Enthralling plot, full of atmosphere and well-drawn characters
Disadvantages: None

First published in 1938, ‘Rebecca’ has never been out of print. It has been called ‘the first major gothic romance of the 20th century’, and was placed 14th in the BBC’s ‘Big Read’ vote for the nation’s favourite novel in 2003. It was filmed by Alfred H ...

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Mrs De Winter, I Presume

Advantages: Unconventional Ghost Story. Great rounded characters
Disadvantages: Pushed upon young people at school before they are always ready

Rebecca is one of those "classics" you see on reading lists for School Examinations in English Literature. I actually wrote my "RPR" (not actually sure what it stands for, but basically, a book review) on Rebecca when I was 17. At the time, I basically sk ...

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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again

Advantages: Beautiful vivid descriptions, extremly developed characters
Disadvantages: Some may find it too detailed

The author: Daphne Du Maurier was born in May 1907, and died in April 1989. Du Maurier married Sir Fredrick Browning, however this was considered as an unhappy marriage, and it was often remarked that Du Maurier would become so involved in her writing, th ...

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Brilliant, Brooding, The Writing Craft at its Best

Advantages: Offers far more than you first expect
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...Guarantee Spoiler Free Review! REBECCA About the author: The granddaughter of artist George du Maurier, Daphne Du Maurier was born in 1907, she grew up in a creative atmosphere as her father was the actor/manager Gerald du Maurier. Daphne's first n ...

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Paranoia and intrigue in the West Country

Advantages: Outstanding storytelling and characterisation
Disadvantages: Likely to be perceived as a "women's book"

I first read this novel some years ago, but was prompted to re-read it recently by the fact that we have tickets for an upcoming theatrical performance of "Rebecca", and I thought this would be a good time to remind myself of the story. "Rebecca", firs ...

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