Tag Archives: Rebecca

“The Go-Between” by L. P. Hartley (1953) – between the devil and the deep blue

The BBC has a lot to answer for. All those carefully and lovingly prepared piles of books to be read in a certain order keep getting re-arranged, as not a week seems to go by without another new adaptation of … Continue reading

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“Marnie” by Winston Graham (1961) – book review

Outrage!! Hitchcock did it again!! The film of “Marnie” is one I watched many many moons ago and which we recently revisited here at home, so the amnesia had not had time to set in when I grabbed the book … Continue reading

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“My Cousin Rachel” by Daphne du Maurier (1951) – book review

If you enjoyed “Rebecca” then there is every likelihood you will find much to love about the far more tangible Rachel. The back of the book is likely to tell you that the story hangs on what happens in the … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ – the best loved novels of all time

‘There is nothing like a dame, Jane…with a lengthy book list’…  ‘Hear, hear, Elizabeth…’ Thanks to Clare’s recent posting on A Little Blog of Books, I learnt that tonight is World Book Night, celebrating reading and sharing good reads with people … Continue reading

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“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt (2013) – book review

What to say about “The Goldfinch” that hasn’t already been said before? This has got to be one of the most talked-about and hyped up launches of last year : Donna Tartt, infamous for being somewhat reclusive and producing a … Continue reading

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“Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier (1938) and “Daphne du Maurier” by Margaret Forster (1993) – book reviews

Dare I say it – we got there first… Read of the month for our book group in March 2015 was none other than the British classic “Rebecca”. Some of us were revisiting it, others were coming ‘fresh’ to Daphne … Continue reading

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