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Country Life magazine feature on Du Maurier's Rebecca

We are delighted to see this superb article on Daphne du Maurier and her most popular novel 'Rebecca' in this week's edition of Country Life magazine. 'The Road to Manderley' by Flora Watkins discusses du Maurier's inspiration for the novel and its enduring appeal in its 80th anniversary year.

Flora Watkins interviewed Daphne du Maurier's son Kits Browning and eldest daughter Tessa Montgomery for this special article, along with Daphne's grandson Rupert Tower (son of Flavia).

Thoughts on du Maurier's literary reputation and the contemporary relevance of Rebecca are offered by Oxford academic Dr Laura Varnam and the editorial director of Virago, du Maurier's modern publisher, Donna Coonan.

Du Maurier expert, owner of Bookends of Fowey, and webmaster here at the du Maurier website, Ann Willmore was also interviewed for the article and she offers her recommendations for visiting du Maurier country and following in Daphne's footsteps.

We would like to thank Flora Watkins for this excellent article. The current issue of Country Life is available from 30th May until 5th June.

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