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Books for Change: Days 6-8

​Day 6: Favourite First Line  "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." - Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier This is my favourite book of all time* and du Maurier created a fantastic opening for it. It has everything: the intrigue, the suspense, an almost mystical atmosphere. Who's the speaker? Where/what is Manderley? Why… Continue reading Books for Change: Days 6-8

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Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier has been my favourite author since I read Rebecca 4 years ago. I think reading that novel is the way most people first encounter du Maurier's writing, and it should be. Nothing can ever prepare you for the power and magic contained in that first sentence. Since then, I've read most of her novels,… Continue reading Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier