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We are reading Rebecca for our bookclub. I was wondering if anyone has seen any reading group questions or sites that would contain questions for the book. Thanks
Shelfseekers Bookclub
- Friday, December 28, 2001 at 19:35:03 (GMT)
This is to Joana, who asked for references to books or sites to help her compare the book "Rebecca" with the film. A really good book to use is "Daphne du Maurier" by Richard Kelly. It was published in 1987 by Twayne Publishers, Boston. This book is much easier to get hold of in the US than in Britain, but it is certainly worth searching for. Try some of the secondhand/antiquarian book sites, they may well have one for sale, thats how I got my copy. Good luck. Ann.
Ann <>
- Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 18:51:46 (GMT)
hey there! well i'm a huge fan of Daphne. I find any of her books so be-dazzling and bewitching. I just don't know when I read this great book called: I'll never be young again if anybody has read it at least I for one admit that this book is real inspiring and too good a book. And definitely Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel are terrific. keep it real people!!!1
Nadia <>
- Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 16:31:58 (GMT)
Hi! I´m comparing the book and film Rebecca. Could anyone give me any suggestions of books or sites to find out more details?
Joana <>
- Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 00:09:04 (GMT)
Merry Christmas to all of you who love daphne's books
- Monday, December 24, 2001 at 18:49:31 (GMT)
I read the book "Rebecca",and loved it.Does any one know if you can read her books online?E-mail me the adress if ypu do!
Susan <>
- Monday, December 24, 2001 at 03:40:18 (GMT)
I've just finished reading 'The Rendezvous & Other Stories' and would urge fans of the author to try and get hold of a copy. Every single tale is an absolute gem and I enjoyed it even more than 'The Apple Tree' and 'The Blue Lenses'. Does anyone know if any of her short stories have not appeared in book form?
Malcolm Parker <>
- Friday, December 21, 2001 at 20:00:57 (GMT)
Let me know if there is a certain Daphne du Maurier book you are having trouble finding I might be able to help!
Cheryl <>
- Friday, December 21, 2001 at 15:01:39 (GMT)
I used to have a thing about Daphne du Maurier. Have you ever noticed the smell of her books? I consider myself a bit of an expert. I know about her husband, her house and a little bit of background to the books she wrote. I also do some puppetry and have worked out a rather quaint routine depicting some of the more poignant moments in the great woman's life. If you're interested, I would be able to attend the festival at Fowey and put on the show for you. Please e-mail me any details or ring me to discuss my fee. Yours sincerely Owen McBradagh (West London)
Owen McBradagh <>
- Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 03:32:17 (GMT)
I hate it when this happens! Please ignore the text appearing after the ellipsis in my previous message!!!
pamela newland
- Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 04:58:01 (GMT)
It is nice to have discovered your website. I have always been interested in Daphne du Maurier's books, and in the area of Cornwall's coasts, and during January 2000 I was fortunate to be able to stay in Cornwall for a short time. I walked along the coastal path to Mousehole, and I remember stopping at one point to look down through the pines and trees to the sea and rocks below; it was very evocative, reminding me of 'Rebecca', with its sense of romantic mystery, and the silhouettes of the trees dark against the water below... me think of 'Rebecca' as the feel of scenes in 'Rebecca'the
pamela newland
- Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 04:53:22 (GMT)
I have always had a great admiration for Daphne's books. Best of all REBECCA~, very inspiring an d very enchanting.
wilfred John Francis
- Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 16:18:20 (GMT)
Thanks for spreading the word about my virus Dave, I've been traumatised,but am now recovered. Sadly I have lost a lot of stuff, chiefly back stuff, but I am, as some heavy on the filums says, "back" Best Wishes everyone, I'm now off on a christmas run around the countryside. No' my name is NOT Santa!
- Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 10:19:10 (GMT)
Hi everybody, Just to let you all know that poor old Sam's computer has been attacked by a virus and has phoned me to say that he won't be able to contact you all for a while. so you will have to wait to hear/see he next comments. I look forward to seeing Sam back on line. Rgds Dave
David Willmore <>
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 21:31:54 (GMT)
Hi Laura! I don't think rebeccca's tale will be as amazing as Rebecca but maybe we are loosing a good book because of our prejudice. I am now reading the scapegoat and I'm enjoying it very much. Unfortunately in my country du Maurier book's are known only for those who had studied English and just a few of her books are available in Spanish. I don't have problems reading her books but sometimes I find words(mostly adjectives) that I don't know, luckly I have a good diccionary;)
Gaston <>
- Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 01:17:22 (GMT)
>To, Gaston, Well you are certainly one up on me, I can't read in Spanish! I personally have never read "Rebecca's Tale", there is something unsetteling in MY mind about someone else continuing on with another authors character. I believe Ms. du Maurier let us know all we needed to know about Rebecca to make HER story the wonderful novel that it is.
Laura <>
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 21:31:51 (GMT)
Bentley Publishers offers library bound hardcover editions of Hungry Hill, Mary Anne and Parasites. Please take a look at and click on Library Edition Fiction Program on the Home webpage.
Bentley Publishers
USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 18:59:08 (GMT)
For the record, Sam is quite correct that there is no Lerryn character in "The Loving Spirit". I can confirm this as I have been reading the book in detail for my research on the family who were the inspiration for it. Thank you Sam, for all your emails to the site, I always enjoy them. Yes, I have head of Jeffy Farnol and have read many of his delightful books. Peregrines Progress was one I recall.
Helen Doe
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 16:44:45 (GMT)
Hi Sam and Laura. I wanted to write becuase I've been reading your comments and I agree with things both said. I'm 20 years old, I live in Argentina and my first daphne´s book was Rebecca. I loved it and because of this book I started to read more in English and guess what, the second book I read was Tess of the D'Ubervilles. I recently bought Pride and Prejudice along with the hungry hill but I haven't read them yet. Has any of you read Rebecca's Tale? Is it good?
Gaston <>
- Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 00:30:40 (GMT)
Hi Sam, I had a "twilight zone" moment when reading your post. I too have found Jane Austin's work a wonderful read and then you mentioned the only two Thomas Hardy novels I have ever finished. I am still waiting for "Peter Ibbertson" to arrive (purchased through e-bay) and I think I will tackel it first. Thanks for your thoughts. Laura, (mother to 7y/o Sam)...there goes that music again... Also no offence was taken regarding my "name" as lea is actually an acronym for my complete moniker.
Laura <>
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 17:06:17 (GMT)
I've just realized that I have committed an appalling faux pas, addressing Laura as lea, for which I can only apologise abjectly! Sam
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 07:54:01 (GMT)
Hello Lea, Much as I love Daphne and her stories, I have not been able to enjoy George du Maurier's books. I expect that it represents some lack in my perceptions, but I don't feel the need to apologise for it; after all, there are few writers from earlier eras that I can actually read comfortably. I find Jane Austin very 'modern' in her perceptions, even though the language is rather alien- I think Pride and Prejudice might have been written last year. I have also read a couple of Thomas Hardy books with pleasure- Tess of the d'Urbavilles (spelling looks wrong, sorry), and Mayor of Casterbridge, but I have never read other authors from Victorian times or earlier. I must confess though that Dickens and Trollope stories do, for me, make terrific television dramas! Best Wishes.
Sam <>
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 07:51:02 (GMT)
MARIE RIDOLFO <marieridolfo@yahoo>
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 21:25:29 (GMT)
NOvember 9th, To Whom it may concern, I have recently purchased Du Maurier cigarettes. After opening the carton I found that the cigarettes were all stale. I tried to return the caton but was not allowed. Please e-mail me back at above or write to Eric Hoffman, 38 Tanya cres, Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada , R2G2Z6. Thankyou in advance Eric Hoffman
Eric Hoffman <>
- Monday, December 10, 2001 at 05:02:01 (GMT)
I have read alot of comments about the book, Rebecca. I have read it myself and own the Hitchcock movie. I want to encourage others to read other works by this author for example: Hungry Hill, The Parasites, and The Flight of The Falcons. I think you would be pleasantly surprized on how creative this author really is. My goal is to read all of her books. Does anyone have a list of all of them?
Kris <>
- Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 17:36:42 (GMT)
Laura, Thank you for the info. We saw your e mail before the guest response, sorry for the duplicate question. We ordered a copy, we hope the right one on amazon! We'll let you know. Again, thanks.
Juliann <>
- Saturday, December 08, 2001 at 05:39:40 (GMT)
FOR SAM> Have you ever read any of George du Maurier's novels? I love Daphne's work so much I am in the process of acquiring Peter Ibbetson and Trilby to see how they compare. Any thoughts?
Laura <lea@canoemail>
- Friday, December 07, 2001 at 21:12:29 (GMT)
Hi Juliann, I believe the short story you are thinking off is titled "No Motive". It's the last one in "Kiss Me Again, Stranger".
Laura <>
- Friday, December 07, 2001 at 20:54:01 (GMT)
I would like some help remembering the name of one of her short stories. The key word is "carrot top". A story of woman in a sanatarian because of the loss of her baby. Seems like she is in good health until a man shows up at the end of the story with "red hair" and she goes off the deep end! Vague, I know, but please help if you know the title. Must find for my book club!
Juliann <>
- Friday, December 07, 2001 at 01:05:37 (GMT)
Hi, I have just recently read Rebecca very interesting novel. I was looking for "reviews of literature and criteria" or "Character analysis" of the book. I was wandering if any one can help, by giving any web site address or notes any thing might help, it's for my final paper in the University of Addis Ababa which is in "Ethiopia" as you may know It's hard to find these kind of information. I really apriciate your help. Thanks million times.
Sofonias Estifnanos <>
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 23:40:40 (GMT)
I love reading books from Daphne du Maurier. I have read 9 novels and I liked them very much.
jana jalcovikova <>
- Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 11:20:21 (GMT)
I have just recently read Rebecca as a part of my Independant Study for my OAC (grade 13) English class. I have also read Jane Eyre and for my Independant Study paper, I will be comparing the main characters of the two books. Jane Eyre and the second Mrs. deWinter. I've been looking on the net for days and I can't find any sites that talk about the book Rebecca and give information on the main character and her characteristics. I NEED some more resources for Rebecca by TOMORROW! I was wondering if anyone knew of any sites???? If you could email me URL's ASAP!!! That would be great!
Laura <>
- Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 02:00:41 (GMT)
It really bugs me K L south, that we all love Daphne and her stories, but we all clutch our anonymity around us quite desperately. I have no wish to intrude upon other people's privacy, and heaven knows, I'm as aware of anyone of security, given the appalling world we live in, but I do regret that 'WE' are all just names, desparately clutching our secrets about us. I don't want to know other peoples address, or anything that makes us feel threatened, but it does occur to me that it's so much easier to understand what contributors are saying, and what they mean if I have a brief picture of their background. I am Sam, I live in North Lincolnshire England. I am 63 years old, a batchelor, and I love reading, Dapne obviously, Tolkien (God, I LOVE that book, and most of all Jeffery Farnol. Anybody else heard of him! Best Wishes everyone!
Sam <>
UK - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 00:14:38 (GMT)
It really bugs me K L south, that we all love Daphne and her stories, but we all clutch our anonymity around us quite desperately. I have no wish to intrude upon other people's privacy, and heaven knows, I'm as aware of anyone of security, given the appalling world we live in, but I do regret that 'WE' are all just names, desparately clutching our secrets about us. I don't want to know other peoples address, or anything that makes us feel threatened, but it does occur to me that it's so much easier to understand what contributors are saying, and what they mean if I have a brief picture of their background. I am Sam, I live in North Lincolnshire England. I am 63 years old, a batchelor, and I love reading, Dapne obviously, Tolkien (God, I LOVE that book, and most of all Jeffery Farnol. Anybody else heard of him! Best Wishes everyone!
USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 00:13:59 (GMT)
I hve loved dame daphane for the late 70's I was quite ill and I wrote dame daphane and she wrote me a nice note in return and included a postcard of her home. I have treasured this note for years. I have every book dame daphne has published in the us. I love them all and have read them many times.
kl south <>
- Tuesday, December 04, 2001 at 05:47:52 (GMT)
Hello Millie, It's a long time since I read Loving Spirit, and I can't remember a character named Lerryn; perhaps someone who has a better memory can help us! ofcourse, Lerryn IS the name of a village I think, further up the river from Fowey, on a branching creek. When in Fowey for the du Maurier Festival, in May, we have taken boat trips up to Lostwithiel, and have been made aware of Lerryn.
Sam <>
- Monday, December 03, 2001 at 08:29:54 (GMT)
Sam, Do you know if there is a character in the book "The Loving Spirit" named Lerryn. Or, do you know of any book with a character of that name. thanks, Millie
millie <>
- Monday, December 03, 2001 at 02:37:08 (GMT)
I first read Daphne du Maurier in my teens and loved Rebecca, which I found among my mom's books. I read Frenchman's Creek one summer while earning a Master's. I earned a merit scholarship at Michigan, so I'm here to say that young computer geeks read her too!
Anne Bowden <>
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 20:21:20 (GMT)
My sister and I have a difference of opinion regarding the ending of My Cousin Rachel. I don't want to say anything specific here which might spoil the book for someone who hasn't read it. Could anyone who wishes to comment on this please email me? Thanks!
Rhonda <>
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 17:06:03 (GMT)
my uncle & Daphne corresponded during the 1960's he died a year ago and we found he had kept all the letters Daphne had written to him.She often spoke about Rebecca and gave an insight into the character they are facinating.
- Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 14:32:07 (GMT)
Trying to find where I can purchase duMAURIER Cigarettes. Thanks, Bill live in Odessa, Texas
Bill Lightfoot <>
- Friday, November 30, 2001 at 06:23:28 (GMT)
Wonderful books, wonderful imagination.
Mrs S poole
- Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 14:11:04 (GMT)
I am now reading Rebecca. It is good. The thing I like best about it so far,is that you really know what the main character is thinking and feeling.
Virginia Nelson
- Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 03:09:52 (GMT)
I love the book 'Rebecca'. By the way, lovers of English literature, does it depress anyone that the spelling, grammar and punctuation on the Web (and on this website) is so bad sometimes? I love to read correct English, and I'm not English, I'm Irish-American. E-mail is putting English in danger!
Maire Flannery
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 21:37:30 (GMT)
Hey has anone read the collection of shot stories "Don't Look Now"? I just finished the story "A Border-Line Case" but I'm a little confused about the ending could someone please fill me in. Thanks.(email me please)
Janna <>
- Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 00:19:00 (GMT)
Love the web site but but more info about the book and the backround on how she came to write the book where when why and so on Thanks but so far GREAT!!!!
Shaina Custer <>
- Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 19:07:14 (GMT)
To everyone: if you want to be in contact directly with other fans, try it with the club WHO WOULD BE SO KIND TO SEND ME PHOTOS OF THE PLACES WERE DAPHNE'S BOOKS WERE INSPIRED? Cornwall, Tywardreath, Menabilly, etc, etc. Thanks
PAULA from Chile <>
- Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 05:17:59 (GMT)
hi, im reading the book "Rebecca" and I have a research paper due and I need any information of any critical analysis anybody knows of. if anyone can help me out with any I would greatly appreciate it. Its an awesome book.. I just need critical analysis..thanks so much!
kara <>
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 23:53:26 (GMT)
hi, im reading the book "Rebecca" and I have a research paper due and I need any information of any critical analysis anybody knows of. if anyone can help me out with any I would greatly appreciate it. Its an awesome book.. I just need critical analysis..thanks so much!
kara <>
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 23:53:17 (GMT)
I don't like her books I don't even get the first page let alone the first chapter of Rebecca
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 21:10:16 (GMT)
Daphne DuMaurier is by far my favorite author so those of you who use cliff notes or have other people do your work you are missing out. BIG TIME!
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 19:08:52 (GMT)
It is sad to me to hear from so many young people seemingly intent on others writing their work for them for "Rebecca." Sad that they've no experience with the joy of reading. May all who enjoy reading give "Frenchman's Creek" and "The King's General" a try, for they are, for me, grand reading.
Mary Brocklebank <>
- Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 22:29:27 (GMT)
Has anyone read Come Wind, Come Weather? I came across this strange little book in a pokey bookshop it is 72pages.
- Friday, November 23, 2001 at 13:41:46 (GMT)
Sam, thanks for the tip. I am going to look for the book this week-end. I'm sure that's the book. Thanks. Luis
- Friday, November 23, 2001 at 11:46:16 (GMT)
I have a great deal of Daphne du Maurier books, get in touch if you have a certain book you may be unable to find elsewhere, and I will let you know if I have it to sell. My favourite is The House By The Strand, but they are all favourites really! The biography, The Private World Of Daphne du Maurier written by Martyn Shallcross has photo's in the middle of Daphne in and around her home.
Cheryl <>
- Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 10:06:55 (GMT)
Hello Luis, The book you are trying to find could be 'The Loving Spirit'. It was Daphne's first book, and is about a boatyard in Fowey,Cornwall, where she spent her early life.It told the story of three generations of the Slade family. The boatyard is still there, just down the river from where she lived at Ferryside. That was before she married, and moved to Menabilly/Manderley (Rebecca!) Best Wishes- Sam.
Sam <>
- Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 00:10:59 (GMT)
I read a Daphne du Maurier's book a long time ago when I was in Brazil. I am trying to find it in Canada but I don't know the English title. The story was about a family saga who use to build ships. So far I couldn't find anywhere any information about it. Could someone help me? Thanks, Luis
- Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 23:43:49 (GMT)
Try e-bay. They ususlly have quite a number listed there for sale.
- Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 12:36:57 (GMT)
Birds was quiet boring as compared to Rebecca but Kiss me again stranger was awesome..CAN SOME ONE TELL ME IF DAPHNES BOOKS R AVAILABLE ON THE NET???PLEASE IT WILL BE VERY KIND OF YOU.THANKs
Ayaat Khan <>
- Friday, November 16, 2001 at 08:43:47 (GMT)
Sam, the lights she saw were actually Manderley on fire.
- Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 02:35:02 (GMT)
I was talking about the book Rebecca
sam <>
- Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 22:56:42 (GMT)
I didn't understand the very end of the book, when she said she saw lights. can someone explain that to me?
sam <>
- Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 22:54:45 (GMT)
HELP! we are doing the birds for our english gcse and would love to hear other peoples comments about the book thanks
Donna Charman <>
- Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 11:33:06 (GMT)
I'm taking English 201 right now Rebbecca happens to be one of our class. I've never heard of the author before and it was by chance that I came across this page while surfing the net. Good one!! I'm trying to find articles, or any information that'll help me with my paper on Daphne du Maurier, her life and some critisms made towards her life, work, etc. Any advice as to where to look for these would be most appreciated. Daniel Eliaba
Daniel Eliaba <>
- Friday, November 09, 2001 at 23:03:52 (GMT)
fyi: Rebecca's Tale, Sally Beauman's companion to Rebecca, now has it's own website at cheers
simon sheffield <>
- Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 12:02:58 (GMT)
Hi! I´m working on a project about the comparison between Rebecca the book and the film (Hitchcock). I need information about this but i´m having trouble finding any. Could anyone give any suggestions or advice? Thanks a lot.
Joana Reis <>
- Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 17:35:11 (GMT)
I have been trying to find a video of the BBC 1990 TV production in association with Twentieth Century Fox of My Cousin Rachel starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard, unsuccessfully. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
C.Dubois <cbkmutez@>
- Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 15:07:28 (BST)
Thanks Dave for the info about "Rebecca", which is to be read over the next couple of weeks on the BBC. Although I have the videorecording from tele of the definitive, for me!- version of the film, with Olivier and Joan Fontain, (there was a picture of her in yesterday's "Times" cos it was her birthday-she still looks really elegant-in her 70's,), I will try to get the radio recording onto tape too, because, like all you others who love it SO much, I do too! And too, Dave, I hope Anne's health is on the 'up and up' Thanks too for the pics you sent me by 'snail mail' after the 2001 duMaurier Festival. Now, post Sept 11th, it seems like a lovely, sunlit, peaceful dream. Sam
Sam <>
UK - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 00:02:57 (BST)
Just a quick note to let you know that starting next week Monday 29th October on BBC radio4 at 15.30pm GMT (I think thats 19.00pm PST), Emma Fielding is reading REBECCA, it is in 10 daily parts (Mon-Fri for two weeks). It can be listened on and you can listen on the web. Hope you can all enjoy it. Regards. Dave
David Willmore <>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 22:27:07 (BST)
Hello My name is Robert McCabe and I resently bought a pack of DU MAURIER LIGHT REGULAR and inside one of the decks there were 3 broken cigarettes. I was rather mad because I just spent $5.45 On the pack. I was hoping you could e-mail me back Thanks alot Robert McCabe
Robert McCabe <>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 20:04:05 (BST)
wrong address below, sorry
linda james <>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 10:13:36 (BST)
Several years ago I was lucky enough to own a copy of the 1982 version of Jamaica Inn starring Jane Seymour,sadly someone borrowed it and it was never returned. Does anyone know how I can get a copy of it again as I reallly am desperate. I loved that version so much, although I do understand it's not being released due to a dispute between Daphne du Maurier's son and the film makers and that it is all to do with money. That is so sad! If anyone can help me obtain a copy please let me know. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who feels the same. And yes I have enjoyed many pieces of Daphne du Maurier's work but this film version just got to me.
linda james <>
- Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 10:02:26 (BST)
I'm currently reading Rebecca for school....when you are in high school and hear the title Rebecca, a romantic suspense makes you think its an icky love story, but the writing in this book is remarkable and I couldnt but it down. I would reccommend it to ANYONE!
- Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 03:03:43 (BST)
Daphne du maurier is my all time favourit author, in fact I have just named my new daughter for her (Acadia Daphne). I would love to get my hands on some of her biographys and autobiography however my small town Canadian library doesn't carry a single du maurier book. -shock and horror- I would dearly love to purchase any used books (preferably hardcover) to round out my collection. Help!
Laura <>
- Friday, October 19, 2001 at 20:02:54 (BST)
Hello Christine, Thanks for your comments. When walking on the 'sidewalk', we older Brits in the provinces might refer to being on the 'causy' (short for 'causeway'). When one's activity became impossibly complicated, perhaps to the point where one might be unsure how to proceed, one might refer to being 'rigwelted'. I gather it's an old country term , referring to a sheep, top heavy with wool on it's back, that falls over and cannot get back onto it's feet! I think you referred to knickers being the trousers of a small child; in fact nowadays, the term is more usually applied to ladies nether garments. Male undergarments are sometimes called 'kecks'-I don't know why, but the term doesnt sound very salubrious, does it? Another at random, going to see a film, is sometimes referred to as going to the 'flicks' or is THAT originally american? Best Wishes, and I hope our US friends are 'keeping their chin up' (not letting the dreadful news 'get you down'). Considering all that might go wrong in our lives, even before Sept 11th, are we really any more at risk than before. I pray not!
Sam <>
- Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 08:43:39 (BST)
I also noticed that the second Mrs. DeWinter in the book Rebecca has no name. It is lovely and unusual and most people misspell it. My idea is that no name is right for her, so the author lets the reader come up with whatever name they want her to have. Some people might not agree on which names are lovely.
Alustice <>
- Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 22:22:52 (BST)
Writing a thesis on Daphne du Maurier is the ultimate point of my life.
Laurent Panter <>
- Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 21:33:16 (BST)
I loved Rebecca more than any book in the world.currently I am reading The Birds and other stories...The Birds was quiet boring as compared to Rebecca..Can anyone tell me what the story is actually about?? Kiss me again, Stranger was quiet good..
The Banshee
- Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 13:04:37 (BST)
Hi, has anyone got a copy of:- The Apple Tree (1952), Early Stories (1955) or Jam Today by Oriel Malet for sale. Please contact me by email.... thanx, like the site!!
Marian Spier <Spieretti">
- Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 10:54:07 (BST)
HI everyone, I'm going to prepare a thesis on Du Maurier, maybe about the influence of Cornwall in her work. Could anyone give any suggestions or advice? Thanks a lot.
Sabrina <>
- Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 14:18:19 (BST)
I am a real fan of all her books and I have chosen My Cousin Rachel as the book to review for English 'A' level. Although I have read it many times, it is proving hard to do as I've got to do 1,000 words on it .If anybody can help this would be real helpful.
Jane Brown <>
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 22:23:32 (BST)
Sam Rim: I enjoyed your response. Would you mind putting "causy" and "rigwelted" in a sentence? I've never heard of these words. Some more British words that I had never heard of and learned are; snigger (snicker), lavatory (bathroom), knickers (underpants), breeches (short trousers), tripper (one that takes a trip), plaits (braids of hair), bonnet (hood of a car), pram (baby carriage), cad ( a man who acts with deliberate disregard for another's feelings), cheque (check) and lift (elevator). Since some of Daphne's books were written in the 30's and 40's, some of her words that I am now learning, may be old fashioned. Regarding gulch, mesa and corral, these words I am assuming derived from the Spaniards. America is extremely diverse with regards to ethnicity and religions. Lastly, I sincerely love, love, love to hear a British accent spoken. Very lovely indeed. Much prettier than a cowboy's Texas slang anyday!
Christine Lambe
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 17:14:13 (BST)
hi does any1 no when(time) daphne Dumauriers rebecca was set??? e-mail me at
steph <>
- Tuesday, October 02, 2001 at 10:49:52 (BST)
Hello!Is out there right now,that can email me and tell me what the story The Birds is about? If so it would be gratly appreciated!!Or if any one can tell me a site that tells a summary of the story, that would be GREATLY appreciated too!
Marissa <>
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 22:51:56 (BST)
I am currently working on my a-level english coursework and am writing an essay on Mrs de Winter's struggle for social recognition. If anyone knows of any help books or suggestions for my essays please email me! christine x
Christine Holliday <>
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 16:39:07 (BST)
My most favourite is The House on the Strand. I can read it yearly with much pleasure. I can recommend The Rebecca Notebook as well. All going well, and if there is a Festival in Fowey next year, I hope to attend for the House on the Strand Walk. See you there?
Eugenie Emily Thomas Hoy <>
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 02:48:21 (BST)
Hello Christine, Your interest in English colloquial words is interesting and pleasing. We in England often joke that Americans don't really speak the language at all. we don't mean it unkindly simply it's not the English we grew up with. I think though that we have been influenced for so long from Hollywood that we understand what is being said anyway! Here's two for you to try- 'Causy'(or 'causie'), and 'Rigwelted' Although it might be said that our English slang, cannot hope to approach the wealth of words that American encompasses; after all the USA is an amalgam of virtually every race and language on earth, and not just English. I think of words like 'gulch', and 'remuda (spelling?) Where on earth did they originate, and 'mesa' and 'corral'. Fascinating! Best Wishes Sam
sam <>
- Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 00:03:52 (BST)
I love Daphne Du Maurier's books. In the last 1 1/2 years, I have read The Kings General, The Parasites, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, The Glass-blowers, The Flight of the Falcon, Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek and Don't Look Now & Other Short Stories. I am from Dallas, TX and I love learning British words such as windscreen (windshield), shan't, ought'nt, rather, tube (subway), frock (dress) to name a few. I also write down vocabulary words that I don't know, look them up in the dictionary and memorize them to use in everyday conversation. The best part is my two boys learn as well, because I teach them by using new vocabulary words at home. Daphne Du Maurier has a magnificent knowledge of the English language.
Christine Lambe
- Friday, September 28, 2001 at 20:42:36 (BST)
I re read Rebecca, then Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman. I really enjoyed the re-visit and the new book by Beauman. Are people aware of the link to a web page on the 'sequel'? It's at
- Friday, September 28, 2001 at 17:52:00 (BST)
ive never read her books but I hear shes a great woman!
Lyndsey Raymond
- Friday, September 28, 2001 at 14:46:20 (BST)
I suppose I may be seen as a dunce, but that does not matter. I am addicted to "Rebecca" and read it at least twice each year. Somehow and for some unknown reason I have never been able to be attracted to Ms. du Maurier's other novels. In Rebecca I am swept up from the opening line -- "Last night I dreamt ..."
William Crawford
- Friday, September 21, 2001 at 06:48:54 (BST)
I have an english project in which we choose a novel to read. I wanted to read the continuation of rebecca, rebecca's tale but I can't seem to find it anywhere... please let me know where I can get it...thanks
carLey <>
- Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 05:55:24 (BST)
I have a very early copy of the "Loving Spirit" which was my grandmothers. I would love to buy a compete collection of all of her books. Any one seen one for sale? For information Mary Ann had a home in Exmouth which is now the pub the Powder Monkey.
Jeanne Jones <>
- Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 20:32:48 (BST)
any summary on daphne's jamaica inn?
karen <>
- Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 12:11:54 (BST)
I love Daphne's writings.. and it's kinda cool that my name is the same as her's. Ok. Thanks.
Daphne <>
- Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 02:17:37 (BST)
- Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 14:01:17 (BST)
Please, I desperately need critiques or book reviews on 'The Parasites'!!! But I'm having terrible trouble finding any! Please email me any sights or info!!! Cheers!
Bronya <>
- Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 07:53:49 (BST)
In the book Mary Anne, Daphne du Maurier descended from Ellen Clarke. Does anyone know the names of Mary Anne's other children. My Grandmother Sadie Costello Clarke would have been a first or second cousin of Daphne du Maurier
Judy Martin Corvin <>
- Sunday, September 09, 2001 at 04:47:47 (BST)
My wife and I recently returned from a vacation to England and Ireland. The trip included a few days in Fowey staying at the Coombe Farmhouse B & B. What a great place to visit. My wife has been a long time fan of Daphne and now I'm a new fan. It's great to have seen the places described in the Kings General and Jamaica Inn. I would like to surprise my wife with either a good set of her books or a signed volume for Christmas. Any ideas where I can aquire either? I hope she dosen't visit this Guest Book. Let me know by e-mail. Thanks
Bob Widdifield <>
- Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 20:02:15 (BST)
I have read "The Birds" and I really liked it so I came to find more books by her.... I think she is a great writer. tricia
- Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 19:40:43 (BST)
I have just read an uncorrected proof of Sally Beauman's story "Rebecca's Tale". I enjoyed it very much and feel that the author has caught the essence of Rebecca and carried the story on with some of the characters from the original book and new charaters, that you almost feel must have been there all the time, just not mentioned before. Sally Beauman, has clearly done her research well, because she captures the mood of the area around Manderley perfectly. Like "Rebecca", it is the sort of book that you could read and re-read and always find something new in it. The area where the story is set is around the area of Menabilly where Daphne du Maurier lived and wrote for many years. As you read the book, you can almost feel her presence. Daphne's son asked Sally Beauman to write this book, I am sure he must be very pleased with the result.
Ann <>
- Wednesday, September 05, 2001 at 15:28:22 (BST)
I have read all of Daphne du Maurier's books and loved every one. My favourite is of course Rebecca. But a close second has to be The House on the Strand. I look forward to reading Sally Beauman's book Rebecca's Tale. But the writer Susan Hill has written a sequel to Rebecca called The Second Mrs De Winter, which is excellent. I can't imagine how anyone can dislike Daphne du Maurier's writing!
Maureen Sirrell (Falmouth. Cornwall)
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 16:25:16 (BST)
After I read pages 1-5 of Rebecca I just couldn't stand to read's way to hard to follow, and understand for me. Why is this assigned, I dunno..but could someone please E-Mail me a summary please?????
Riegel <>
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 05:18:36 (BST)
This Book SUCKS!!!! no Junior in highschool would ever ever ever want to read this. Jesus christ, what were you people on when you assigned this. Please reply to my message with a brief summary of the book
- Monday, September 03, 2001 at 20:42:48 (BST)
I have just returned from Fowey and loved every minute of the visit. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.I thought the Daphne Du Maurier shop was really good and enjoyed seeing her homes.
Laraine Taylor <>
- Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 19:19:48 (BST)
This site did not help me at all!
USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 00:29:55 (BST)
This site is lame! Where the heck is the biography I need for my stupid English project? I don't see it. I just want to copy the freakin thing so I can get some credit and go to the beach, instead of sitting here at the same site as some of the biggest loosers in the world.
Fred Durst
- Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 00:27:33 (BST)
I have my Junior class read Rebecca as required reading. They love it as do I.
Roseann Petruccio <ThreeGems60>
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 20:03:06 (BST)
Thanks this website is great! I am doing a essay for school and this is a great website!! It helped a lot thanks!
Megan <>
- Friday, August 31, 2001 at 15:16:41 (BST)
Where can I find a copy of Daphne DuMaurier's "The Birds"? Is it available on line? I saw this question among the comments but found no answer. thanks - Carol L. Maize
Carol L. Maize <>
bridgeville, pa USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 13:50:49 (BST)
Could anyone tell me where I might be able to obtain a copy of Hungry Hill staring Margaret Lockwood. I have been unable to find a copy. Thanks
Emma <>
- Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 20:47:39 (BST)
Wish me luck everyone, I'm off to Fowey again tomorrow for a holiday. Daphne's adopted hometown really is a lovely place; indeed just being in Cornwall is a delight!
- Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 19:54:18 (BST)
good site but I have never read the book but we are going to in my english class...
- Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 18:43:17 (BST)
Hi! I have a 1936 edition of "Jamaica Inn," with Ms. du Maurier's signature on the overleaf page. The book was published by P.F. Collier & Son Corporation, New York by special arrangement with Doubleday & Company. The only date in the book is 1936. How do I find out if this is a stamping of Ms. du Maurier's signature, or the acutal signature? Please e-mail me at if you can help.
Yvonne <BrinkmanClan>
- Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 01:56:10 (BST)
Cool site. Thanks
Rhonda Miller
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 06:21:13 (BST)
Rebecca <rebecca sux>
- Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 17:06:08 (BST)
Rebecca is SUCH a wonderful novel, I dream about it
- Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 05:09:01 (BST)
Hi, there. I am Chinese. I really want to read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in English. But I do know how get the copy on line, is it possible? If who knows, would you please tell me? Thanks. My E-mail is
ruth <>
- Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 12:25:06 (BST)
Hi, I am 15 and have to read a book for school and then do a large private project on it. My mum talked me into reading Rebecca, which she first read when she was 10. Yawn, Yawn, I thought, but I HAVE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. I have shocked mum and my friends by carrying it in my bag and reading it at bus stops etc. I have almost finished Rebecca now, but do not want it to end. I am definately going to do my big project on this book. I would appreciate it greatly if anyone could e-mail me with any information about Daphne du Maurier, and the novel Rebecca. I need quotes, criticism, background info about Daphne Du Maurier, I am now hungry for as much info as possible. PLEASE HELP. P.S. I have greatly enjoyed reading through this web site. Thanks.
Sarah Young <timmy.yo@ntlworld .com>
- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 22:40:45 (BST)
I recently visited Fowey and couldnt resist going to look at Ferryside by moonlight. The whole place was shrouded in mist and I could almost believe her spirit still lingered there.
Chantal Parsons <>
- Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 23:41:30 (BST)
I have loved Daphne du Maurier novels all my life having read quite a few of them. My particular favourite is "The Kings General". I am just reading a book written by Daphnes daughter Flavia Leng, its titled "Daphne du Maurier A daughters memoir" I can truly recommend it for DdM fans. I shall shortly be going to stay in Fowey, Cornwall for a few days and look forward to seeing Daphnes homes.
Laraine Taylor <>
- Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 13:42:45 (BST)
At firt I thought it was a boreing book, then when I started into the middle it got to be a really interesting book i'm glad I read it for my school.
krystle <>
- Friday, August 17, 2001 at 19:31:52 (BST)
Nice site...
backgrounds <>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 23:41:38 (BST)
It wasn't until I was sitting in my over stuffed easy chair, that I pondered the true dynamics of this novel. Were there some issues that Daphne was trying to sort, and through literature expressed her true emotions? No I hated the book :)
Jim K.
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 22:41:09 (BST)
God your book has too many big f'in words in it I cant understand CRAP!!!
- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 22:38:18 (BST)
Hey Im reading the book Rebecca for my honors english class and I don't understand it at all...But I have to take a huge test on it and I need some help with so if someone could just write a summary about it included major details it would be greatly appreciated
Nickole <>
- Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 22:35:09 (BST)
While I agree with the previous contributor that Daphne wrote her stories complete, and presented them for public appraisal, I understand that inferior work is appearing, referred to as 'sequels' or even 'prequels', which do no credit to Daphne's work or memory. Those of us who love Daphne need no truck with inferior stuff that simply attemts to make money or publicity for other 'writers'. Daphne du Maurier's family feel that if material purporting to extend the original stories is to appear, it is best that it should be authorised by them, as the surest way of attempting to maintain the quality for which she is, tightly. acclaimed.
- Monday, August 13, 2001 at 08:20:59 (BST)
Message to Laurent Panter. I'm interested in your work, but your email address is not correct. I get the messages back because the address doesn't exist. Please contact me.
Peter van der Wielen <>
- Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 14:21:25 (BST)
Hi. I don't understand all the fuzz about a sequel to Rebecca. Miss du Maurier finished the book the way she wanted to, and if there are some puzzles left it is up to your imagination to solve them. In most of her books she leaves room for your imagination; that's the mystery of her work. And who is he or she who wants to give a solution to those riddles? If Miss du Maurier wanted a sequel, she would have written it herself. I, as a great fan and collector of Daphne du maurier, refuse to buy or even to read those sequels. If you want to know some more about Rebecca, read 'The Rebecca Notebook,' Miss du Maurier will lift a tip from the veil herself. It's very clear that she didn't want to write a sequel. Believe me, Rebecca is finished the way Daphne du Maurier wanted it to finish. Peter.
Peter van der Wielen <>
- Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 14:19:04 (BST)
While one feels some sympathy for young people who are having difficulties with their homework, it has to be said again that surely the web ought not to be a medium for cheating. How can providing a synopsis or summary of a story be helpful. Surely the young person needs to realize that the teacher set the homework to aid the students understanding. Even if Daphne's story is not being read in the student's mother tongue, a basic awareness of the story is needed from READING THE BOOK. Concentration is required for that. The book talks about love, jealousy, hate, arrogance, fear, deviousness, indeed almost the whole gamut of human emotion. The only human trait I find notably lacking seems to be humour, and I may well be corrected on that! It occurs to me now that I do find Daphne's writing very serious. I feel rather disloyal for saying it, for even thinking it, but true opinions are better than borrowed ones surely! So I say again to the young person pleading for help with her cheating, read the book, and concentrate- turn off the radio or music centre, turn off the computer and sit quietly and comfortably, and THINK about what you are reading. If you were set this book at school, you are assumed to be sufficiently grown up to try to understand it! Good Luck!
- Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 08:27:46 (BST)
Hi its me again Lindsay I No one replied to me about the summary I am going to school in about 2 weeks and I really need it. oh I would be grateful if some one could write to me please hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you Lindsay
Lindsay <>
- Friday, August 10, 2001 at 01:46:05 (BST)
I loved reading Rebecca more than anything and even more I enjoyed explaining the story to my friends who didnt understand the story..Probably 'cos the book starts with present then goes to past and then future..if someone wants to understand than mail me..
The Banshee <>
- Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 11:10:54 (BST)
I love Rebecca ever since I have read it. I will read it again as soon as I find time..I loved the character of second Mrs. de Winter and hated Rebecca..
The Banshee <>
- Sunday, August 05, 2001 at 05:26:36 (BST)
Just forgot an incongruous dot in my e-mail address in the previous message. Sorry... Please write and get information on Daphne du Maurier's literary impact.
Laurent Panter <>
USA - Saturday, August 04, 2001 at 11:54:06 (BST)
I wrote a Master's degree dissertation concerning Rebecca, an Advanced Research dissertation on The House on the Strand, and am now starting a thesis on Daphne du Maurier's 1st person narratives. Anyone interested in my work, which has been regarded as enlightening by a number of professors at the University of Metz, can get in touch with me. I will be only too glad to share what I've discovered concerning du Maurier's fiction.
Laurent Panter <>
- Friday, August 03, 2001 at 22:07:56 (BST)
I have always liked the books written by Daphne du Maurier.He knows the art of writting books and thats the reason why maybe he is one of the best writters.The reason actually why I logged on to this site was because I wanted to get the summary of Rebecca.....thank you.
Tushar Madhavan <>
- Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 14:57:23 (BST)
I'm in my 50's now but I read as many Daphne Du Maurier books as I could get my hands on when I was younger. Now I find I'm going through a resurgence of interest. My favourite was Rebecca and I named my daughter Rebecca. I'm just about to purchase "Rebecca's Tale" by Sally Beauman - I hope I'm not disappointed. Has anyone read it?
Robyn Mills <>
- Thursday, August 02, 2001 at 02:09:46 (BST)
In college in 1990 I wrote one of those "form" poems about two arborvitae planted by an old woman just before she'd died. She'd planted them outside a room's single window, which the narrator, a child, notes they grew to block. The woman's body had been found in the room. It was supposed to be a joke - untrimmed arborvitae are rather amorphous though still discernible whereas most form poems have the shape of something with a more definite footprint (e.g., New York State); plus I liked the play on the word "arborvitae" - the old woman lived on through the trees, which had hidden her death. The same personification of nature I never found until I started to read The Apple Tree. The odd thing is, in 1990, I had no idea du Maurier existed, much less died the year earlier. To read someone who used some of the same ideas decades earlier is amazing. It's what I've been shooting for for so many years. Also, I'll never look at a bird the same way again. On August 16, I'll say two prayers - one for (okay, to) Babe Ruth (to relinquish the curse), and one thanking Daphne.
Patrick <>
- Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 06:28:35 (BST)
Sorry, just in Italian language: "Grazie Daphne di essere esistita e di esistere ancora nei film di sir Hitchcock"!
Simone <>
- Monday, July 30, 2001 at 11:32:44 (BST)
I'm in the process of reading Rebecca for my school summer reading list, and I'm a little confused. What time period is the book set in? Please e-mail me if you can help. Thanks.
Caitlin <>
- Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 17:02:33 (BST)
Hi my name is Lindsay and I am in deprete need of help. I am reading Rebecca and I totally do not understand it. I really would apprecate it if somebody would please make a little summary about it because I don't understand!!!! Thank you Lindsay
Lindsay <>
- Friday, July 27, 2001 at 15:49:47 (BST)
Nicole <>
- Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 21:35:39 (BST)
I just read a short story titled, "Split Second." It left me confused. SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED! I know she died in the accident but was she a ghost 20 years later? Thanks, Beth
Beth Brock <>
- Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 19:22:17 (BST)
I have just finished the sequel by Susan Hill, and I am oddly disappointed. I understand the realistic standpoint of the author; however, I was hoping for more closure. Indeed, I look forward to the new sequel in Sept. It will be interesting to read from another point of view. In addition, has anyone found out any information regarding the rumored sequel requested by du Maurier herself???? Any hearsay or anything at all will be much appreciated!!!!
Vivian <>
- Friday, July 20, 2001 at 19:40:23 (BST)
I have just finished Rebecca, my first read by Ms. du Maurier and am quite impressed. I have purchased Mrs. de Winter by Susan Hill and will begin reading the sequel; however, I understand that du Maurier herself wrote a book with the same title. Is this true? I cannot seem to locate it. Was it intended to be a sequel to Rebecca? Thank you for any help.
- Friday, July 20, 2001 at 03:36:10 (BST)
I have read a number of Daphne du Maurier`s books but I have to say that I thought Rebecca was the best-a haunting and mesmorising masterpiece.I was quite disappointed to find that a lot of students on the sight are only looking for other people to do their work-i mean how hard can it honestly be to write a summary of a novel,which is what some people are asking for.I did my R.P.R (a huge essay) on Rebecca and I had to deals with themes,characterisation e.t.c and I thought it would be really difficult but after re-reading and re-reading the book it wasn`t hard to come up with my own ideas.I think students need to start developing their own ideas and interpretations on novels instead of relying on somebody else.
- Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 21:51:53 (BST)
Does anyone know what a first edition of Rebecca is worth in today's market? I do not have any of my books designated in our home insurance as a special collection which I need to do and don't have a clue what this book is worth. It is in immaculate condition with no tears, stains, or binding problems. It is a little faded on the spine where it looks like it was exposed to the sun, but other than that it is in perfect condition. Thanks for anyone who can help me.
Chris Riedl <>
- Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 21:07:54 (BST)
I just finished reading "Rebecca." The book is incredible; I can't believe it isnt part of the normal high school reading lists. I enjoyed every page. And yes, the fire did shock me. It was so sudden. But now the narrator will never have to live in Rebecca's home/ memory. She can create a new home with her beloved Maxim. Also the second Mrs. de Winter has no name, and I believe that is intentional. She has no name, because she can be anyone. She can be you or me. Rebecca had a name that was imprinted everywhere. This contrast in name usuage is yet another contrast between the two Mrs. de Winters. Has anyone read the sequels? I hear a new one is due this September.
- Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:56:19 (BST)
I simply loved Rebecca,It's so fascinating!
- Monday, July 16, 2001 at 10:20:57 (BST)
I was surprised that Daphne du Maurier ended "Rebecca" with a fire. And anyone out there, what do YOU think was the second Mrs. de Winter's name??- Carol:e-mail, lichter57@ .
Carol Hill <lichter57@ . >
- Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 23:24:26 (BST)
I think Daphne Du Maurier is absolutely marvellous. Reading her work is like having an orgasm. I love her. I have no boyfriend so I use her as my substitute
- Monday, July 09, 2001 at 15:09:18 (BST)
Hi!I have to do a piece of coursework on "Rebecca" for english and I was wondering if anyone knows of any good associated sites which contains the themes and the social and historical background?Anything would be appreciated.Email or alternatively at college.Thanks a lot!
Saima <>
- Monday, July 09, 2001 at 14:33:22 (BST)
I haven't yet got the hang of this site but am delighted to have found it. My first introduction to the works of Daphne du Maurier was The Parasites which I first read when I was in my early teens and remains my favourite novel to this day. I'm currently re-reading The Scapegoat. Why does The Parasites get such little notice? I would love to chew it over with anyone else who has read it - positive or negative.
Elleynia Greenwood <>
- Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 23:49:40 (BST)
Hi-- my great aunt gave me a copy of Jamaica Inn that she has had forever... it is dated both 1936 and 1937. How would I know if this is a valuable edition? It has dustcover that is only a wee bit torn at top.
Leslie <>
- Friday, June 29, 2001 at 23:34:06 (BST)
I'm in a book club and the current book we are reading is Jamaica Inn. Please sent me discussion questions I can use for our next meeting when we discuss this wonderful book. Thanks so much.
Diane <rgardner@the>
- Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 23:05:16 (BST)
hello everybody I search for the german version of the birds if some has a clue were I can find it please mail me!thx
j <>
- Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 22:37:30 (BST)
Can someone please tell me the exact date of birth of Daphne Du Maurier. I need it for a research paper I am doing. I do know that she was born in 1907, but not the exact birth date. I would appreciate response for this.
Sowmya Nagarajan <>
- Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 17:04:59 (BST)
Help. I am a librarian who is trying to help a patron locate a sequel to Rebecca -- not Mrs. DeWinter by Susan Hill. She claims it was written at the request of Ms. DuMaurier's family and that it was originally published in two installments in Good Housekeeping magazine about 20 years ago, but that it did eventually get published in book form as well. If anyone has ever heard of this book, please let me know. This has really got us stumped. Thanks.
Denise King <>
- Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 17:07:21 (BST)
Hi, I'm a student living in Switzerland. I've read My Cousin Rachel and now I must write an essay. It would be very glad if someone could send me some informations. Thanks a lot!!!!!!
Sabrina <>
- Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 16:18:23 (BST)
I need a summary of Rebecca PLEASE!
rick <>
- Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 18:17:06 (BST)
Please, I would like to receive the summary about the Rebbeca's Book, because I am preparing a good job regarding this subject. Thanks.
Luciana Ribeiro <>
- Monday, June 04, 2001 at 11:47:11 (BST)
I am 7 years old and I am in Prep 3 at Truro High School for Girls. I am doing a small amount of research for my half term homework project on Daphne du Maurier and have visited the Web Site.
Rachel E Butler <>
- Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 20:36:02 (BST)
PLEASE,I NEED THE SUMMARY OF REBECCA (Daphne Du Maurier), COMPLETE,DETAILED!!!!!!!!!THANKS!i will apreciate your help.. Johanna.
Johanna <>
- Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:18:47 (BST)
PLEASE,I NEED THE SUMMARY OF REBECCA (Daphne Du Maurier), COMPLETE,DETAILED!!!!!!!!!THANKS!i will apreciate your help.. Johanna.
Johanna <>
- Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 20:18:03 (BST)
Ooops! My fingers work too fast---of course, I meant that she married a man named DeWinter, not DeWitner!!!! (Duh!) Sorry.
Jo Manning
- Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 15:05:32 (BST)
A young woman I work with read Rebecca when she was a teenager. She loved it, and got a crush on Maxim DeWinter. Years later, she met a man whose last name was DeWitner, and married him! If she has a girl, though, she will NOT name her Rebecca!
Jo Manning
- Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 13:13:11 (BST)
from the US, my husband and I are visiting Cornwall this June while vacationing in England. It is all because of the book "Rebecca" that we have knowledge of the Cornwall mansions, castles and cliffs!
marni <>
- Friday, June 01, 2001 at 21:02:10 (BST)
please send the summaries as soon as possible... ;)
bine <>
- Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 23:10:41 (BST)
HELP!!! I hope anyone could help me...i need a detailed summaries of "Rebecca", "Jamaica Inn" and "The Loving Spirit" i also need short characterizations of the central figures in the books..... i don't know, if you can help me, but I will be very happy about it if you can.... i need the summaries urgently... advance ;)
bine <>
- Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 23:08:55 (BST)
When I was 15, 15 years ago, my father gave me a book for Christmas with 4 of Daphnes books in it. Little did I know that thanks to him I would find my favorite author. I have a hard time here in the US finding her work but I try often in used book stores. My favorite story is the Kings General, followed closely by Frenchmans Creek. I would like to see the most recent movie made of Frenchmans Creek but have no idea who would air it. Well I just wanted to say a few words, one day I hope to visit for the festival.
Rachel <>
- Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 07:23:01 (BST)
where is it possible to find an online version of "blue lenses"? thanks!
Maria <>
- Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 21:48:51 (BST)
Was there ever a film or television adaptation of _The Birds_ other than the Alfred Hicthcock version? My girlfriend insists she saw it on British TV when she was a child and that it was set in England, as in the book; not California as Hitchcock's film was.
lee rimar <>
- Wednesday, May 30, 2001 at 13:26:59 (BST)
In reply to J.C.Ferreira's question "The novel has been characterized as the last and most famous imitations of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847)" As both novels touch on the 'Gothic', you could say that there are some similarities in Daphne's Rebecca to Charlotte's Jane Eyre, the most obvious being the setting fire to Thornfield Hall/Manderley by the 'Mad woman in the attic' - Bertha Mason/Mrs Danvers. Daphne also visited Haworth and wrote her famous biography on Branwell. 'The infernal world of Branwell Bronte', So you could say that Daphne did have a keen interest in the lives of the Bronte's. The Cornwall connection could also have inspired her to visit Haworth. However,both writers have their own unique style. "If men could see us as we really are, they would be little amazed'(Charlotte Bronte 1847) Loretta Bronte Birthplace (Thornton, Nr. Haworth)
Loretta Martin <>
- Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 00:31:02 (BST)
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful du Maurier Festival. The eleven hour bus journey to Fowey was worth every minute! Congratulations! Loretta
Loretta Martin <>
- Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 23:28:30 (BST)
Hi everyone. I read Rebecca last year and I thought it was just amazing how I never could put that book down. Well I decided to chose Daphne du Maurier as my british author of choice and must write a paper on her works. I know she wrote about jealousy and defeat, she said it herself. But where else can I find a site that contains reason behind her works. If anyone can help me, it'd be great. And I think that this website is very helpful to many people.
AnNa BaNaNa <>
- Monday, May 21, 2001 at 21:18:59 (BST)
hey guys, my father smokes Du Maurier and will eventually die of lung cancer if he doesn't have it already.
Crystal <>
- Friday, May 18, 2001 at 23:30:11 (BST)
I am writing a comparative essay on My Cousin Rachel and The Ivy Tree, a novel by Mary Stewart. I am focusing on comparing and contrasting the chracters and plot. Would anyone and everyone who can help me flood me with ideas please...= ) it is not easy for a student to struggle through year 12 english comparative essay especially when I have problems with reading and analysing........kind help of hand, please reach out!
Tina <>
- Friday, May 18, 2001 at 12:02:26 (BST)
HI everyone.I have to do a project on the novel" Rebecca" and I need to know the theme of the book. thanks a lot ^_^
Karen <>
- Friday, May 18, 2001 at 11:50:43 (BST)
I just finished reading Rebecca today, this is a fantastic book, I am your average 18 year old guy, into trucks, stereos, etc, but I loved this book, every time I read, I lost all track of time and was totally involved in the story and the suspense and I had no idea how it would turn out, I would call it a masterpiece.
Christopher Reed <>
- Friday, May 18, 2001 at 07:23:48 (BST)
It is great to see that so many people enjoy Daphne's books. I can't believe that so many people seem not to be able to 'fill in the blanks' themselves. After all there is a certain amount of imagination involved in reading novels!!!! Enjoy!!!!
Catherine <Catherine>
- Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 12:04:42 (BST)
Hi, I've just come back from a great week in Cornwall. Fantastic weather. Can anyone help me, I'm looking for the Video of Jamaica Inn starring Jane Seymour and Trevor Eve.(PAL version) I can't find it anywhere? Any ideas. Thanks
Kathy <>
- Monday, May 14, 2001 at 11:41:54 (BST)
Hi. Has anyone out there read "The Parasites"? I'm reading it now and am curious as to who is narrating the book. Can anyone help me! PS: Thanks Pat for your help
Paula <>
- Friday, May 11, 2001 at 10:55:51 (BST)
I like what I see, she may have been a, "man teaser," and this is okay because almost all the beautiful women I have met are smart! Yours truly, Mr. David Geoffrey Cummings, Esq.
Mr. David Geoffrey Cummings, Esq. <>
- Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 06:12:30 (BST)
I like what I see, this woman may have been a, "man teaser," but I would not mind because almost all of the beautiful women I meet are very smart! Yours truly, David Geoffrey Cummings.
Mr. avid Geoffrey Cummings, Esq. <>
- Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 06:07:29 (BST)
When you have read a book by Daphne Du Maurier, Nancy Mitford, or P.D. James, you walk away, or float away, knowing you have read something real, something tangible and forceful. I too have found it difficult to find biographies or autobiographies on Mitford and/or Du Maurier, but am continuing to haunt old established book shops and flea markets. It is an era of change they speak about, and their insights are relentless. P.D. James is of course of a different gendre, but ruthlessly detailed nonetheless. A world without books like "Rule Brittania" would be empty and desolate.
s.e. dawkins <>
- Wednesday, May 09, 2001 at 02:38:06 (BST)
I have recently read Rebecca and Jamacia Inn for an author project as a year long grade. Tommarow I have to present to my class a 5-8 min speech about who Daphne was, her books, her life, and what the crititcs said (all in 1st person). I have read the books but can find NO biography of her life in any detail. If anyone knows of any websites or related info that I can access quickly it would be muchly appreciated. Please e-mail me asap thank you.
Tip <>
- Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 18:52:11 (BST)
Hi, I am from the U.S And have been A Daphne fan for many years. I have devoted a page to her on my web site. She and George, her granddad both mean alot to me. You can visit me at to see it. or e-mail me to talk about our friend Dame du Maurier. Have a happy day! Ronda
Ronda Marlene McKee <>
- Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 19:52:16 (BST)
Hello everybody, I am a collector of the works of Daphne du Maurier, and I am still missing three books. I am desperately looking for the Dutch translations of 'Castle Dor' (Kasteel Doré), 'I'll never be young again' (Je bent maar eens jong) and 'Kiss me again, stranger' (Kus mij nog eens, vreemdeling). With these my collection will be complete. Does anyone know where to get them? I am also interested in other things concerning Miss du Maurier, like pictures and stuff; and her books in foreign languages. I also would like to know if the 'Make believe-film' by Christopher Browning is available on videotape. Thanks, Peter.
Peter van der Wielen <>
- Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 01:46:47 (BST)
Daphne du Maurier would be proud. Two years ago I wrote a note on the web about how as a young child she hooked me on books. An English schoolgirl read the message many months later and wrote to me about a school project they were doing on du Maurier. I wrote back. One day when she was absent her teacher pulled up the email and began writing. Last week he was here (the U.S.) from England and we were teaching partners in my high school. It was a unique and fun experience. The global village is shrinking! Thanks, Daphne!
June Carvel Johnson <>
- Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 13:40:30 (BST)
I completely agree- students should do their own research and not ask other people to do the legwork for them! And I should know being a uni student myself! I just love Daphne's books and have read almost all of them, except one which I have not managed to get hold of (Happy Christmas) and I think she is an absolutely fantastic author. Her short stories are amazing and well, I could go on and on praising each of her works one by one, but I'd be here all day and as a student, I have research to do! Suffice to say, Daphne is brilliant and I think everyone should read her books! :)
Laura <>
- Monday, April 23, 2001 at 17:28:09 (BST)
I know of four books which are, or include, literary criticism of Daphne du Maurier's work. I will list them in the order that they were published. The first one is "Daphne du Maurier" by Richard Kelly, published by Twaine, Boston in 1987. This book provides an analysis of Daphnes novels and short stories. Secondly "Forever England - Femininity, Literature and Conservatism between the Wars" by Alison Light, publised by Routledge in London and New York in 1991. This book includes a chapter entitled Daphne du Maurier's romance with the past which discusses her life and work. Thirdly "Daphne du Maurier - Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination" by Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik, published by Macmillan Press Ltd, London 1998 and St Martins Press Inc., New York 1998. This book is described as the first full-length evaluation of Daphne du Maurier's fiction (novels and short stories) and the first critical study of her as a Gothic writer. Lastly "Daphne du Maurier Haunted Heiress by Nina Auerback, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, USA in 2000. This book looks at how Daphne du Mauriers life influenced her writing. I hope this of help to other Daphne du Maurier addicts who read this page.
Ann <>
- Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 11:59:55 (BST)
Hi I'm from the U.S. and I loved the books Rebecca, and Jamaica Inn . . . I heard about Rebecca's Story, and I think it's a great story,I'll definitely read it when it comes out! My friends say it's weird I read so much of her books, but that just shows how stupid some high schoolers can be!
Kat <>
- Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 04:05:49 (BST)
I am looking for literary criticism of Daphne du Maurier's short stories and novels. Any recommendations?
Bryce A. Suderow <>
- Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 01:17:28 (BST)
Hello fellow fans, I'm trying to get into contact with the holders of rights to Ms. DuMaurier's works. If anyone knows how to reach her estate or agents for the estate I would very much appreciate knowing. My email is Thanks in advance, Anna
Anna Nicholas <>
- Friday, April 20, 2001 at 19:21:53 (BST)
Please help me! I´m looking for "The House on the Strand" in German translation, called:"Ein Tropfen Zeit", for years now. I don´t get it anywhere. Thank you. I love this book.
Ralph Breitenbach <>
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 20:22:36 (BST)
I've been trying to get a copy of the 1978 mini-series of "Rebecca" (with Jeremy Brett and Joanna David) on video. Unfortunately, the BBC, who has the rights to the production, has no plans to release it. However, if you contact their customer service department at and request the title, one employee said that it may influence their decision to release it in the near future. I have read that some people have been looking for it, so I hope this information is helpful! Veronica
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 18:28:22 (BST)
hi I am doing a report on Daphne du Maurier and I just finished reading Rebecca. We have to read two novels by the author and write analysis about them. Well, I am having some trouble with it as well as finding biographies on du Maurier. If anyone could help I would be extremely greatful. Thank!!!
Brooke <>
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 05:37:33 (BST)
I am also doing a research paper over Daphne and I have read alot of her books I think she is a terrific writter but I am lacking some information and I would be realy grateful if any one has any information they could give me. Thanks
Angie <>
- Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 15:09:47 (BST)
Hi, I just read the contribution to the guestbook made by someone saying how students seem to just contribute to this page for homework. Well actually I read this book first for pleasure rather than education and I enjoyed it very much. I thought it was so well written and when I read Mrs. DeWinter, it was good but I didn't have the satisfaction I had when I read Rebecca but I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out w/ my dilema with my assignment. Maybe if I knew what kind of an impact DuMaurier had on literature today and her contributions I would better appreciate her writing. So even though this is for education, I picked Rebecca because I read it for pleasure.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 02:27:00 (BST)
hi, I'm in 8th grade and I had to read a classic for a project and I chose Rebecca so I have to write an essay containing an analysis of the author's contributions to literature and my rational for recommending her inclusion into this Hall of Fame, well the assignment is "The Council of Arts and Letters has announced the establishmnet of a Hall of Fame to honor notable authors." (of course this isn't actually real, it's just my teacher's way of making it so that we can write an essay about.. well I already explained above. I'm having a lot of trouble finding exactly what kind of impact her books had on literature today. so if someone could tell me it'd be great! thanks so much.
Gloria <>
- Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 02:20:44 (BST)
Hello! I am a high school teacher in Huntsville, AL in the US and am trying rather desperately to locate a copy of du Maurier's The Birds. Anyone out there know where I can get a copy? Thank you very much. Connie Voight Randolph School Huntsville, AL USA
Connie Voight <>
- Monday, April 16, 2001 at 15:50:07 (BST)
Hi! I read Rebecca for a book report and now I'm doing a report on Daphne DuMaureir. I just need some info on where she was born! If someone could tell me I would be eternally grateful! Thanx! :@~
Carrie <>
- Monday, April 16, 2001 at 14:53:42 (BST)
Like alot of people I read Rebecca at school and loved it! Seen the movie with Laurence Olivier and loved it! I am now hooked once again on Daphne's books. I am reading My Cousin Rachel at present and loving it! Paula.
Paula <>
- Monday, April 16, 2001 at 06:15:26 (BST)
Hail to Mary Yellan!
Mark Gleeson <>
- Monday, April 16, 2001 at 03:07:20 (BST)
i've just finished reading the book "rebecca" and it was fantastic. however, I didn't really grasp the ending - was manderley burning down? did the car crash? if anyone can explain I will be very grateful!
sarah <>
- Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 15:14:02 (BST)
Thanks for the supportive input David, I',m sorry you've spat your dummy out Rebecca - no-thats not fair- sorry Rebecca, we older people arn't trying to put you down honestly. We seem to see so many requests for help here that we get the impression that all there is , is a need to do somebody's homework for them. What David and I really see on this site, possibly, is an opportunity to compare notes on our shared appreciation of Daphne's books. It may be that students of all ages think it might be, quite rightly, an opportunity to get help with homework. Perhaps we who just read the books for pleasure and mental stimulation, see them in a different light to you students who have to analyse them for a class. This is unfortunate- I personally think that books are for pleasure, not education. Having said that, I remember how we had to analyse Shakspeare, and Bronte and others when we were getting our education. I remember with some amusement the amount of waffle I came up with to 'explain' the convoluted stuff that Gerald Manley Hopkins wrote in his poetry Perhaps thats where the problem arises-where do we draw the line between reading for pleasure and reading for education? I'm not sure I really approve of all these people analysing, and assessing the work of Daphne, but since you must do something to keep your tutors happy, if all else fails, try writing what you honestly think of the stories. Base it upon what YOU know from growing up in your family. Try and be kind, and do the best you can with your spelling. That would be sincere,and might impress your tutors. Sorry to have hurt your feelings, that's the last thing we want to do. Education is painful at the best of times! Best Wishes
- Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 00:58:15 (BST)
Don't get out of your pram, If you had read all the request for help as they "were runing out of time to finish the work" you would have seen what we ment, also at no time did I say that students are young, there are older students as well. I have to say that Sam has helped lots of people and so have I, if we think we can help. If you look at the Copernic 2001 Basic search engine, and type in du Maurier you will find lots for links, there are far to many to list here. Hope this helps. David.
David <>
- Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 22:18:27 (BST)
I just wanted to say that I'm sick of seeing all these comments that are being posted of people telling us students that we need to do our own research or read the books "like you had to". I am and have read the book and that's why I love it so much. I only wrote here asking if anyone knew of any links that would have critical book reviews. I'm not asking for someone to do the work for me. I just wanted to know if of the top of your heads if you guys knew of a site. This was a last resort and I'm sorry I actually tried it out. You "older people" need to quit discriminating us "younger students". We are trying and most of us aren't lazy, so I'm sorry you all feel that way.
Rebekah Bowen <>
- Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 06:51:21 (BST)
I am entering the site
khan <>
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 14:00:21 (BST)
My favorite du Maurier's work is, strangely enough, never Rebecca nor my cousin Rachel, but The Hungry Hill,which kind of gave me my life inspiration. I think Daphne du Maurier has an admirable man's mind. Who would talk to me about Hungry Hill?
emerald <>
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 04:19:59 (BST)
I've only just discovered the wonderful stories of D.DuMaurier and I am so spelled bound, that I can't wait to read the next book. I find it easy to find her books in used book stores although I think of snatched up all avaiable in my area. I am currently reading the King's General. Wow!!!! When I read her books, I feel I am right there living the tale. Wish she would of put copies of maps in her books so I can see where the stories are taking place in Cornwall. I must get there someday.....
Fix <>
- Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 13:53:16 (BST)
REBECCA is the best book ever. Daphne Du Maurier has an unsurplassable talent in describing clearly the secrets and Shadows of Manderly. I loved all of her books!
Ruolan Liu
- Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 03:36:46 (BST)
How about adding any literary criticism about Rebecca to the web site, because it would be very helpful if you would do that then you would have everything about Daphne du Maurier in one place and people wouldn't have to go else where. Thankyou Tim
- Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 03:08:37 (BST)
I love all the books by Maurier that I've read - which is pretty much everything she wrote!!I think Rebecca is the best ,followed by My cousin Rachel!!I think The king's general is the most amazing book ever!!!
jayanti dutta <>
- Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 14:14:59 (BST)
I'm writing my thesis on Rebecca and gothic romance formula. Any critical resourses on-line that I may use?
Jessica Lu <>
- Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 06:24:01 (BST)
I agree with David, I think these students should do their own research instead of asking everybody to tell them all about Rebecca. I would also like to see people respond to others' postings rather than starting a new subject each time. Pat
Pat <>
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 02:50:27 (BST)
Our Ninth Grade English class really enjoyed this site as a supplement to our learning as we read The Birds. We want to know how you pronounce the name du Maurier. Please send responses to
Anna Johnson <>
- Monday, April 02, 2001 at 19:16:45 (BST)
I am doing a research paper over Daphine du Maurierand I would like some information about her if avalabe thanks
Angie Whisnant <>
- Monday, April 02, 2001 at 14:57:56 (BST)
Please give me Rebecca's summary in a week.Ýt's my term work and I will give it a week later.Please give me Rebecca's summary.PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!
fkestek <>
- Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 09:24:14 (BST)
I'm reading Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" for a book report and I have a few questions. Was anyone hurt in the fire? Why did Mrs. Danvers leave so hurriedly? Did Jack Favell set it and call her in advance? If so, why would he? He loved Rebecca but Danvers said that Rebecca didnt love any men, that she hated them. Wouldn't Jack be mad at her for that? If anyone has any answers to my questions, please email me. Thanks! I loved "Rebecca" and I think it is a great book.
Liz <>
- Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 23:59:15 (BST)
I want the details of Daphne too!! I love her!
rid <>
- Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 06:15:17 (BST)
Hi everyone! I'm a Chinese fans of Daphne du Maurier. After the third time reading of the novel "Rebecca", I really really want to write something of the book and the author. But I don't have enough features of the author. Can somebody help me to send some detailed imformation of her life and events? Thank u very much!
laputa <>
- Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 06:12:22 (BST)
I stumbled across Daphne Du Mauriers writing a couple of years ago and have eagerly read many of her novels since then. I am 24 years old and find that there is much more warmth, humour, love and mystrey than I would ever find in books such as 'Bridget Jones' Diary' or films now on at the cinema. If I want a fix of romance and intrigue, then throw me a Daphne Du Maurier book anyday! The first book I read was Rebecca and what a remarkable first read! I remember being transfixed by her writing and actually shouted out loud in exclamation when they discovered Rebeccas boat! I knew then that she was a very special writer. I had lived in Cornwall for 18 years and although my family still lives there, I now live in London. Reading her books gives me the escapism to return to Cornwall and to her I am extremely thankful for that. However, it is with irony that although I spent my childhood in Cornwall, Du Maurier makes me feel as though I haven't even touched on the beauty Cornwall has to offer!
Sophie Bowden <>
- Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 13:06:40 (BST)
I am reading Rebecca for the second time. I first read it back in eighth grade. I am reading it again for a final presentation in my Honors Senior English Class. We have to write an essay, find 2 critical reviews on the book and do something creative to show that we read and understood the book of our choice. We also have to take up an entire class period and teach the class about the novel we chose. Could anyone send a link that would take me to book reviews? I choose to read this book again because it's one of my favorites and my mom named me after the character in this book. The movie is also a favorite of my but I think the book is much better. This is a great site and I learned a lot about Daphne! Thanks! Beckie
Rebekah Bowen <>
- Monday, March 26, 2001 at 23:18:01 (BST)
I am reading Rebecca for my English I class, and I have to say, it's really quite interesting. At first, I was unsure about it, but now that I've read a few chapters, I'm really hooked. This novel is a great piece of literary work, and I hope it continues to be as popular as it is.
Byron Brown <>
- Monday, March 26, 2001 at 22:30:31 (BST)
It occurs to me that I should avoid confusion by making it clear that Val is my 'sister' by unofficial adoption. Her kindness makes it hard not to want to adopt her! I hope she wouldn't mind!
sam again!
- Monday, March 26, 2001 at 09:21:50 (BST)
We stay at the 'Safe Harbour Hotel', in May, for the du Maurier Festival, looked after, supremely well, by Val and Pete, who are in charge. It has been easily, the happiest time of my last two years. Val has been ill in recent days, and is in need of all the prayers that can be offered for her support. I ask my fellow duMaurier fans, and all kindly readers, to offer Val and her lovely family all the prayers,and good wishes,they can. God Bless, little sister!
Sam <>
- Monday, March 26, 2001 at 09:02:44 (BST)
It's great
- Thursday, March 22, 2001 at 22:54:37 (GMT)
Long live Mary Yellan! (Jamaica Inn)
Mark Gleeson <>
- Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 10:46:55 (GMT)
I just read Rebecca last year for the first time.It's excellence is unsurpassed,in that it offers so many different twists.For the first time in my life I read the book in a much different vein;with the thought in mind of how lyrics could be introduced.It opened an entire new understanding of the work by Daphne DuMaurier.Right now am working on the stage dialogue for a multi media production. Looking forward in the near future to reading more of her work!
Richard Hoff <>
- Friday, March 16, 2001 at 23:14:52 (GMT)
need help finding web sight for reviews on The Bird's. has to be a proffesional review not just our opinions. any help would be great thanks, jane
jane roark <>
- Friday, March 16, 2001 at 05:39:09 (GMT)
I feel like a grumpy old person for saying it BUT I do agree with David-see below- I was only wondering when we would start to get opinions and info on this site ,rather than an endless string of lazy kids who want their homework prepared for them. There is no quick way to understand Daphne or her stories-just READ them, and think about what you're reading, and imagine how you would FEEL if it happened to YOU! Having said that I know I'm being a bit unfair because youngsters at school or college are having their heads bombarded with all sorts of facts and information, and not just aboutnovelists for their English projects. I do sympathise for the pressure that young people are under, but there is no easy solution or quick fix! Education is the time for Youth though, when older, with all the pressures of employment, and adult life there is never enough time for anything! I would just assure young people that copying down someone else's opinions is pointless. My little great neice Goergina had been set the task of making a model of a bedroom for homework-she is not yet six years old- and when I arrived, their sitting room looked lika a bomb had hit it. Georgie was playing elsewhere, and her mother was wallpapering a card board box! How anybody, parents, teachers, anyone, thinks this is aiding Georgie's developement I fail to understand. Surely a child so young (any age for that matter!) should be set homework that they have a hope of doing! Anything else is a 'cop-out'; especially by the education system. Grump over- sorry if I've upset hoards of people! Best Wishes Sam
- Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 08:50:20 (GMT)
I have loved Rebecca ever since I first read it, and believe it is a reason for me being a student of English literature now. I was wondering if someone knows who wrote the poem (in the beginning of the book) that the narrator reads from Maxim's book (it's the book she later rips the page with Rebecca's handwriting from). Great site!
Kim <>
- Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 08:43:02 (GMT)
I have been receiving unsolicited bulk e-mail from this site quite often. Each time I try to use the removal link in your e-mails I receive the following message at your web site: "Your email address: was not found in our database. Please make sure you spelled the address properly and that you used the same email address that you created your account with." My e-mail address has never been anything else, and I always use that account when I try to remove myself from your database. All my attempts to contact the webmaster at have resulted in error messages. This is getting extremely annoying. Please stop sending me bulk mail - I want nothing to do with your organization.
Gerry Busch <>
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 23:29:21 (GMT)
Why is it that so many students want us to provide them with the answers to their asignments, when all THEY have to do is read the books (like we did) and they will find all the answers right there in front of them!!! Has the internet made students lazy. baa humbug
David <>
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 22:13:49 (GMT)
Rebecca's Tale - three years ago, Sally Beauman, author of the best-selling Destiny, wrote an article for the New Yorker on Daphne du Maurier, an author she has always admired. Subsequently, Sally came to the 1998 du Maurier Festival and had supper with Daphne's son Christian Browning. Sally expressed her admiration for Rebecca, and commented that, despite the title, we never actually hear the story from Rebecca's point of view. Christian Browning was intrigued and immediately suggested to Sally that she should write it; and so Rebecca's Tale was born. At this year's Festival, the pair reunite together with Professor Helen Taylor, University of Exeter, to discuss this daring and brilliant novel which is destined to make a huge impact across the world.
John Baxendale
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 21:17:36 (GMT)
Hello Lesley. In the United Kingdom we have a system for rewarding people who have achieved exceptional things, whether in sport, public life, the arts-anything that is good and deserving of praise. Daphne du Maurier was made a Dame in the same way that a man would be knighted; HE would become Sir somebody or other, and Daphne became Dame Daphne. The honours list is put together by the government of the day, and approved by the Queen. Her Majesty, or a representative (the Prince of Wales I think) may do the 'investiture' for Her. Thats what the ceremony at Buckingham Palace is called when the honours are actually given to the recipient. A knight would Kneel before the donor and a sword would tap on either shoulder and the Queen would say "arise SIR (and the mans name). I think a badge is pinned on for a woman who is made a 'Dame' Hope that helps. Sam
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 09:20:28 (GMT)
I have a question---what does it mean when an author has been made dame? for example...Daphne Du Maurier was made dame for her literary distinction in 1969. what does that mean? email me please!!!!!!
Lesley <>
- Monday, March 12, 2001 at 22:37:26 (GMT)
Could somebody out ther please email me with an address for reviews or comparisons between REBECCA and MY COUSIN RACHEL? I am really stuggling to find anything as the search engines keep giving me millions of addresses. Would be most grateful if someone could help a desparate student!!!!!!
sonia <>
- Monday, March 05, 2001 at 11:47:48 (GMT)
Hey everyone. I recently just finished the book Rebecca and enjoyed it very much. Now I have to write an essay on one of the characters. If someone wouldn't mind writting me on their views on some of the characters it would be big help.Thanks so much
Lindsay Chavara <>
- Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 14:32:19 (GMT)
Does anyone know of any authors who have a writing style similar to Daphne Du Maurier?
laurana <>
- Friday, March 02, 2001 at 20:18:12 (GMT)
Hi! I'm from Argentina and I hate living so far from England. I've always wanted to visit the beautiful places Daphne du Maurier described in her books. Sometimes I dream I walk towards Manderley... But I'm here... far away... Besides, here there are not published all her novels. I think they haven't been translated into spanish.
Gabriela <>
- Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 21:17:07 (GMT)
Hi! If anyone out there could mail me a biography a little bit shorter than the one by Margaret Forster??!! I'm struggling to get through this biography in time, to summarize it, but it's far too detailed, I just don't get it...The biography offered on this page, on the other hand, is nice, but too short...
Elisabeth <>
- Tuesday, February 27, 2001 at 15:33:08 (GMT)
I have a senior paper due March 8 and I just got the book My Cousin Rachel, and I'm half thought Rebecca. I need some HELP!!!. I don't have time to read My Cousin Rachel. If someone can please E- mail me and tell me a little about the book it would really help me out. By the way Rebecca is a great book so far.
Shanna <>
- Monday, February 26, 2001 at 19:48:32 (GMT)
Victoria, I would recommend you try to get ahold of "Vanishing Cornwall." It is an excellent summary of Daphne's experiences there. It tells how she came to write Jamaica Inn.
Pat <>
- Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 21:17:01 (GMT)
I hate daphne du maurier....coz she has driven me insane...coz she died so soon...coz I have been miserable to meet her ...and coz she was the ONLY person who cud ever understand how I feel abt this life!!!she reflects my Thoughts to a terrifying degree!
madiha <>
- Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 12:27:41 (GMT)
Hello, Daphne DuMaurier fans: I'm a Canadian journalist (born in England) and I'm coming to Cornwall at the end of March to do a story for my newspaper on DuMaurier country. I've been a fan since reading Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek as a teenager. I'd like to know how to get hold of some biographical books on her and Cornwall to read before I go. Any help much appreciated.
Victoria Stevens <>
- Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 01:55:19 (GMT)
We're doing a multimedia project on Rebecca and we were wondering if anyone had any input or ideas for us. What are some good web sites for critical analysis of the book?
Kerri <>
- Friday, February 23, 2001 at 19:00:50 (GMT)
Does anyone notice how the same names are used over and over again, i.e. the Godolphins
- Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 05:06:48 (GMT)
I NEED SOMEONE TO EMAIL ME RIGHT AWAY! I have a question about Rebecca. . . I think some pages are missing in my used copy of Rebecca. . . if someone could please email me with the ending? Just a summary, so I know wether or not to buy another copy. . . thanks.
Ashley <>
- Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 02:12:28 (GMT)
My absolute favorite author of all time.
Susan McKnight
- Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 04:19:47 (GMT)
Hey everybody!! I have to write an essay on Daphine duMaurier and if anyone has any information on where I can find an autobiography on her could they please e-mail me and tell me. If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Crystal <>
- Friday, February 16, 2001 at 12:03:34 (GMT)
rebecca was incredible
rosalie howell <>
- Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 21:59:43 (GMT)
I have just finished reading VANISHING CORNWALL, which is a documentary and commentary by Daphne about her beloved Cornwall. Her son took the color pictures and there is a really cool pic of Jamaica Inn. I recommend this book for anyone who wants further background on Daphne's novels.
Pat <>
- Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 03:22:34 (GMT)
This is a wonderful site! In my old age, I must be losing my mind! A few years ago, I was trying to think of the first mystery I had read that got me hooked and have been trying to find a copy of it to no avail! Now I guess I know why. I THOUGHT, could have sworn, it was "Just Murder, Darling" by Daphne Du Maurier. But I dont see it listed here. Can someone help me? I still love reading her works and have several of them. Good Day to all! danita
danita <>
- Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 23:35:52 (GMT)
I would like to buy video version or see on television of The Scapegoat starring Bette Davis. If anyone sees a listing of this movie, please let me know! The book was great. Daphene Du Maurier is my favorite artist of all time! Thank You!!!!
Kelly Marie Eason <>
- Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 15:53:11 (GMT)
I know everyone must be sick of this request, but I am doing a literary analysis on Rebecca and I need to find literary criticism on the book any suggestionbs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. E-mail at
Holly Duell <>
- Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 20:15:19 (GMT)
Hello, my name is emily and I am doing a 10 page research project on Mrs. duMaurier and I was wondering if anyone could send me some information via e-mail on her, thankyou, I need this asap :) ~emily
Emily Price <>
- Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 18:35:46 (GMT)
finally, I'm nearly at the end of Rebecca and I just can't wait to know how it will end even if I have a slight idea because of the beginning. anyway it's a fantastic book and I'd like to know if someone would tell me where to find video extracts from the film, because I've seen a short scene in class. thank you!
lottie <>
- Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 16:04:02 (GMT)
I read Rebecca for Great Books,I hated the first chapters because it wasn't to suspenceful. but later I loved the whole book! I was just wondering if anyone thought that the book would be different if the Narrator had a name... would it make the book less rememberable? I've known a few of my friends to finish the book and tell me about it. and say well Mrs. De Winter the second one Oh... what is her first name I forgot it. and the read it again and find out more about the book and love just as much but never find out her name. let me know what you think.
Yoshie Stone <>
- Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 22:48:09 (GMT)
My great, great, great, grandmother was Mary Anne Clarke, great, great grandmother of Daphne du Maurier. My great grandmother used to write to her but I do not know if any of those letters are still in existence. Does anyone have information on the family tree?
Sarah <>
- Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 03:43:06 (GMT)
I am an aspiring author in love with Daphne du Maurier's style. I began reading Rebecca when I was young, and am attempting to finish reading her collection of gripping works.
Gina Ledbetter <>
- Friday, February 02, 2001 at 19:19:14 (GMT)
I believe that Daphne was born on May 13th, 1907, for those wishing to know.
JB (Webmaster)
- Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 21:02:13 (GMT)
in fact, it's www.multimania/thepractice3 the excellent site. and by the way, the relationship between the narrator and mrs danvers is bewildering and puzzled.
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 15:15:42 (GMT)
yes, the obsessionnal relationship between danvers and rebecca's ghost is very puzzling (compliquée, as the french say) ATTZ
attehccuz <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:24:39 (GMT)
JACK DELORS where are you?!!! (excellent site:
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:22:24 (GMT)
This site is very interesting and very exciting.Actually, I loved the photo. An other site which will make you discover coool things at
John Why <(?)>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:18:29 (GMT)
you haven't got the choice! you must go and visit the champion's website ATTZ
attehccuz <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:18:20 (GMT)
Well, it was very good and very interesting...I am talking about Rebecca of course...yeah that's all...I studied it in english with my teacher Mrs Empana, who wrote before in the guestbook. It was the first time I read a du Maurier book, and it was kinda cool...thanks Mrs Empana!!!!! VIVA EMINEM!!!!!
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:17:48 (GMT)
French life is not exactly like that! You could maybe try to come down here instead of believing what old books could say
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:16:08 (GMT)
to jack delors: yes your a perfect imbecile, and stop thinking too much, except for a new name... (i hope you liked it!)
lottieburp&minoumiaou <blabla>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:15:35 (GMT)
if someone can help me about rebecca.caus' I have to read from chapter 19 to 23 for tomorrow. please someone summarize me these chapters. ATTZ
attehccuz <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:15:22 (GMT)
Well,well,I want to date with a girl called Rebecca. Will the reading of the book Rebecca(by Daphne du Maurier)help me? Please answer.
David F <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:15:07 (GMT)
I have just been knowing "Rebecca" for 3 weeks and I already feel foud of it! I would like to say to all the people here on this site because of a book report that they should try to read few chapters more. Actually, it begi to ba interesting by the chapter16. So, trust me and keep reading...
just me
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:13:44 (GMT)
we really enjoyed the reading of Rebecca, but we had sometimes the feeling that the narrator should be slapped a little to make her react!!anyway the book was so entertaining and it freaked us out! voila!en vous remerciant!
lottieburp&minoumiaou <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:12:00 (GMT)
I don't understand a word of Rebecca. Actually, I am a perfect imbecile. You can call me names, cause I like it.
Jacques Delors <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:10:29 (GMT)
I don't déconne rebecca is a boring book. I can't see anybody critisizing. go on! $Jacquot$
jaquot <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 10:09:06 (GMT)
I am having a hard time finding Daphne's birthday. I know the year,{ Does anyone know what day and month?} I've been Her biggest Fan for many years!!! She was phenominal wasn't she? My e-mail is I need to know!!!
Ronda <>
- Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 07:24:48 (GMT)
I think that Daphne du Maurier is an astonishing author. Me being at the age of 18 has really opened me up to others especially my peers. The book Rebecca is amazing..The book is really good and I really want to know what happens at the end. The book was part of english assignment and it was worth.. The book is excellent and I can't wait to watch the movie....
Pala Viena <>
- Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 21:17:01 (GMT)
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 20:13:21 (GMT)
although daphne is not so popular in greece a show woman and the best singer in greece Anna Vissi is going to play the role of Rebecca as a rock opera!she's a godess in greece and in a few months she is going to be known by all over the world!!!!!!!
greece <HTTP:>
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 20:11:12 (GMT)
I am wondering why my message about My Cousin Rachel does not appear here. It was not offensive; it was just a short analysis of the story.
Pat <>
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 16:06:04 (GMT)
I just wanted to comment on the fact that I started reading Daphnes' books because we had the same name. Coincidentaly the first book I read was Rebecca which happened to be the name of the girl who was an ex-girlfriend of a guy I was friends with. As some time went by the second book I read of hers was My Cousin Rachael, and I kid you not, Rachael was the name of the girl who had parted with the man I was seeing at the time!
Daphney Overocker
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 00:05:30 (GMT)
I need some information about Daphne's grandfather, George du Maurier, in particular about his life, and also any critcal comments on "Trilby".
Louise West <>
- Friday, January 26, 2001 at 21:03:11 (GMT)
Nanette and Angel wish good luck to all of you who have to work on Rebecca . We are studying it in English class right now (we're French ) and we enjoy it . Bye See that Eminem's fans can be educated !
Eminem's fans
- Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 10:44:00 (GMT)
Could Mike-wants-a-beer answer my question : does he often read books in English or does he only read Eminem's lyrics ? Please answer on the site, because I am at school and I can't get any e_mail adress here..
Angel <hahaha>
- Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 10:33:58 (GMT)
Rebecca was the first Daphne du Maurier's book I read and the first book in English I read . And I must admit I liked it very much
- Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 10:28:46 (GMT)
Hey everyone. I just read My Cousin Rachel and I have to do a presentation on Daphne in class. I would really appreciate any information whatsoever on the book or on the author. Anything will help so PLEASE send me some help!!!
Meme <>
- Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 22:43:18 (GMT)
I would be very pleased if somebody could send me a summary of "Rebecca" (for my final exam). Thanks! Christine <>
- Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 19:19:44 (GMT)
I would be very pleased is somebody could send me a summary of "Rebecca" (for my final exam). Thanks <>
- Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 19:19:19 (GMT)
I'm an English teacher and I have asked one of my classes to read Rebecca, hoping they would enjoy the book as much as I have. I find it great that such a sit should exist because I will be able to show them that there are millions of people around the world who have read this book and loved it or hated it and that it is not just a teacher's fancy idea. About the novel itself, I would be interested in an analysis of the obsessional relationship that Mrs Danvers entertains with Rebecca's ghost. Can anyone account for it? Could you also tell me who now lives at Menabilly and whether they are related to Daphne du Maurier. Thanks.
Karine EMPANA <>
- Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 14:31:29 (GMT)
I Really thought "The Birds" sucked a lot.
- Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:20:48 (GMT)
Now I wish someone would ask me about Monte Verita, I have this book and I read it every year in March, for some reason. It seems to have an unusual healing value for me.
Pat <>
- Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 21:18:16 (GMT)
I read every book she wrote in my youth and miss having an author like her around today. I learned so much about the French way of life....and so much more. Marilyn
Marilyn Wolcott <>
- Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 23:11:54 (GMT)
Daphne du Maurier had a keen interest in the authorship of Shakespeare as evidenced by her two books about the Bacon brothers, The Winding Stair and Golden Lads. In fact she became an honorary VP of the Francis Bacon Society in 1976. She believed that Bacon was indeed Shakespeare. Find out more including book reviews of the above books at Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning,
Lawrence Gerald <>
- Monday, January 15, 2001 at 22:38:01 (GMT)
I need to do a picture on the front of a book jacket for part of my book report. I loved the book sooo much, but I cant draw! If anybody has any ides for a pritable picture please e-mail me. Thanx
Marlee <>
- Monday, January 15, 2001 at 12:49:17 (GMT)
I need to do a picture on the front of a book jacket for oart of my book report and I loved the book sooo much, but I cant draw! If anybody has any ides for a pritable picture please e-mail me. Thanx
Marlee <>
- Monday, January 15, 2001 at 12:48:20 (GMT)
Sorry my mistake,on the message bellow, the site is not ""? (this one is about the gret american writher Pear S.Buck )
J.C.Ferreira <>
- Monday, January 15, 2001 at 02:49:47 (GMT)
Could someone tell me if it is true that Rebecca "The novel has been characterized as the last and most famous imitations of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847)" as apear in the site ""? Also if it is true that the book in portuguese language, by the Brazilian Writer Carolina Nabuco, 1934 issue, it was in 1938 plagiarized by Maurier in Rebecca? .
J.C.Ferreira <>
- Monday, January 15, 2001 at 02:36:42 (GMT)
I have a few letters from Daphne du Maurier to my father, Rev W J Hall, around the time her husband died, and later. They might be of interest to a biographer and I could make copies available.
Bryan Hall <>
- Sunday, January 14, 2001 at 19:22:56 (GMT)
I have completed a short paper examining grotesque in relation to percieved cultural norms using the two sisters in the movie version of "Don't Look Now". My University lecturer has suggested that I try to get it published. I would appreciate any suggestions. Please email me at
Tony <>
- Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 21:52:13 (GMT)
I just finished reading "Rebecca" today. I had to go to church without finishing it. I had to stay there for three hours knowing that it was in my pocket book and that I was so so very close to the truth of the end and only about 25 pages away ...but I couldnt touch it. It made it all the more suspenseful. I was wondering ...IS MANDERLEY A REAL PLACE????? I have to mind is burning ...ihave to see it if it exists. And also I must find out...IS ANY OF THE STORY TRUE????? I feel like I am still burdened with their problems and their world and I must know more about them and that world of theirs. I have read alot of this guestbook and many people question the fact that the narrator has no known name. I tell you that this frustrated me at first and then the realization came to me "ill just make up a name for her " I tjought and thought and thought and there is no name to fit her. There is no name on this entire earth known to anyone that would fit her. I truly believe this. It would be deeply appreciated if ANYONE...anyone at all would write me back or instant message me I must know these things and this seems like the most apt place for my inquiries. Please e-mail me or instant message me at Thankyou
Rachel <>
- Monday, January 08, 2001 at 01:34:36 (GMT)
Wow, another 14 year-old on the web-site..i'm not alone any longer. I have read nearly all of DuMauriers novels and loved them all, especially Jamaica Inn and Rebecca.
maya <>
ny, ny USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 04:15:02 (GMT)
hey please if anybody can help me I need to do a report for "Rebecca" e-mail me pls tell me something about it plz
nah <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 21:08:26 (GMT)
hey everyone, i'm doing project about the book "Rebecca". it's like I need present it to whole class and like to be not me and to be some sale person and try to "sell" this book, I nedd tell about this book and not give away the ending, so everyone would go and buy it. can anyone help me with it, cuz I don't know how to write it, not given up the ending. Help me please. thanx everyone bye
Anna <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 20:55:22 (GMT)
Herbertamar <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 20:41:53 (GMT)
A Happy New Year Rosie and Rob and everyone; I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did. I hope especially that Mike (see two or three letters down)has had a good time this Christmas. I admire you, Mike, for having the mature good sense to give up smoking before it has had time to damage your health! Not all fourteen year olds would have the courage to think for themselves in this way. I hope you get over the ciggies soon, and I hope you find a better use for your cash. I don't know whether you have tried any of Daphne's books yet; they are really good stories, about real people trying to do what seems right to them! Reading your message again, I wonder if you think this site is only about cigarette smoking, because of the 'du Maurier' cigarettes. The family's name was used years ago, at a time when funds were low, and the the Link would appear on your browser. The family have had no involvement for about 30 or more years with the ciggies that bear their name, so I hope you will not think badly of them now. I tried a cigarette when I was fourteen like you; I hated it- it made me feel sick, and I've never bothered since. Thats almost half a century ago, but I can still remember that lousy taste! Best Wishes everyone!
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 19:24:37 (GMT)
Hello all! My wife and I have seen the original "Rebecca" a few times, and my wife has read the book also a few times, and we are still wondering if the "second Mrs. de Winter" (played by Joan Fontaine) actaully has a NAME?? We're figuring not, so as to make Rebecca more of the protaganist (i.e. compared to an anonymous second Mrs. deWinter). Can anyone shed any light on this??
Robert deLeeuw <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 15:59:13 (GMT)
Mike, What on EARTH are you talking about?
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 14:50:05 (GMT)
you are all fucking idots iam 14 and I have almost caught on to smoking and it has changed my life so I said to hell with it iam quiting what is the sense you spending money for a nicotine injector like you have to be nuts spending 5 dollars a pack 1 to 2 days so all I have to say I shut yourself down or you will be shut down over the next few years you will see after spending millions on lawyers and other cost so any smokers here quit because you are a fukin idot if you touch another cancer stick(smoke) so quit now why you have a chance
mike <>
- Friday, January 05, 2001 at 08:04:23 (GMT)
I began reading duMaurier's novels when I was a child in Midland, Texas, and reread them every year. I would be curious to hear from someone if they believe the stepmother in My Cousin Rachel actually killed Ambrose and attempted to kill the boy or if she was a victim of an inexperienced love struck young man. I love this book and find it intriguing as to how she so clearly relates the two opposing point of views of the experienced wordly Italian woman and the young boy so unaccustomed to the ways of women and the world. Let me know what you think. I live in Austin, Texas, and don't know anyone here that I can ask . Thanks for replying. (Being a former English teacher, I would appreciate you substantiating your opinion with facts--if you care to take the time.)
Donna Hemenway <>
- Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 20:32:32 (GMT)
Mallory, I just sent you an email about Jamaica Inn. Let me know if you need more detail.
Pat <>
- Thursday, January 04, 2001 at 18:33:06 (GMT)
I seem to recall that another sequel or prequel to Rebecca was being released. Does anyone know about this? I know about Susan Hill's Winter, but was curous if I had heard correctly. Please let me know if this is correct, and what the tittle is. Thank you
Samantha <>
- Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 05:36:03 (GMT)
hey! im reading Jamaica Inn for my 9th grade honors english class and im just sorta getting the grasp on it, Im not a huge reader but can someone email me and explain the book a little bit, you dont have to go in great detail I just need to understand the basic concepts! thank you soo much if you do!!!
Mallory <>
- Monday, January 01, 2001 at 20:52:06 (GMT)

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