April 1951. It has been twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter, and twenty years since Manderley, the de Winter family's estate, was destroyed by fire. But Rebecca's tale is just beginning.
Colonel Julyan, an old family friend, receives an anonymous package concerning Rebecca. An inquisitive young scholar named Te...more
Fancy believing in a sequel when the author provided none and never intended one. Anyway, why would you want to know more about the De Winters?...they found true love, laid a very nasty ghost and swanned around the continent hereafter. A Very Happy Ending methinks??
Oh no!!! Not for Sally.
Daphne du Maurier was safely dead before Sally started meddling with her masterpiece.
Sally won't have it, won't believe a thing Daphne has written.
Rebecca was REALLLLLY nice!! (REALLY?????????????? ...more
Simply one of those books where the writer should have quit while they were ahead.
Someone please remind me to stop reading fan-fiction of classics. :(
It kills me to even have to give it 1 star.
Clearly Beaumont knows REBECCA very well, but has always sympathized more with Rebecca than with the narrator, and felt the need to redeem her somehow. The description a ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book. Standing on its own merits, it is a terrific investi ...more
Having read it I still don't know if Rebecca was a Jezebel or a woman multiply wronged... although it does seem to me that she might have been a combin ...more
However, Miss Beauman decides that clearly Rebecca is a mod ...more
The book has been divided into different parts, each narrated by a different character. Max and the second lady of Manderley have been cast aside as the narration flows from the memories, diaries ...more
The novel has four narrators: Colonel Julyan, who was Maxim de Winter's old pal and who was keen not to raise too many questions about Rebecca's death; a young scholar who's come to snoop around Manderley for reasons of his own; Rebecca herself in a discovered diary ...more
So, I went with my gut instinct and I wasn't disappointed. This book is very well written and ...more
I am such a fan of the original story and I've got to say that Sally Beauman tells an excellent story here. She sets the tone of the story in her own style and it is one which compliments Du Maurier's tone. I loved this book and ...more
It sounds like a great setup: use uncovering Rebecca's past to throw an ongoing love-story into relief, ensure the ...more
Before I even opened the first page I didnt like it. Firstly I didnt like that Beauman was cashing in on the success of Rebecca, secondly Rebecca was supposed to be mysterious. Rebecca was dead in DuMaurier's book but her presense was felt on every page, that was the very essence of the book. The reader exper ...more
I really would hi ...more
|Anyone who has read Rebecce should read this book .||1||13||Feb 21, 2012 08:09AM|
Sally Kinsey-Miles was born on 25 July 1944 in Devon, England, UK. She graduated from Girton College, Cambridge (MA in English Literature) She married Christopher Beauman an economist. After graduating, she moved with her husband to the USA, where she lived for three years, first in Washington DC, then New York, and travelled extensively. She began her career as a journalist in Am ...more