Mrs. de Winter
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It makes sense…more Mrs. Danvers sent the flowers and signed the card "R". After all, she considered it her mission in life to keep Rebecca's memory alive.
It makes sense the exquisite flowers arrived late because Mr. Danvers would have had to read the Beatrice's obituary first and send flowers later.
In the story, Jack Favell could not afford to send flowers or much of anything else.(less) (hide spoiler)]
It took everything out of me not to tear the book up and set it on fire. But that would mean I would have to p ...more
The good points of Susan Hill’s book for me were:
• She was brilliantly able to emulate Du Maurier’s sensuous and sensitive descriptions of people, countryside and houses.....and this was a joy.
• Similarly, she was able to continue ...more
I was looking in the library for a Daphne du Maurier book to take on holiday to Fowey, as that's her home town and I remembered from a previous visit that I'd probably be overcome with the urge to read her work while I was there and thought I'd go prepared. None of the du Mauriers in the library appealed to me but I spotted this instead and decided it would fit the bill nicely. It's a sequel to du Maurier's most famous book Rebecca.
This book is narrated again by Maxim de Winter's second wife who...more
A timid sequel to Daphne Du Maurier's gothic romantic thriller REBECCA...
On October 9, 1993, Natasha Walter of the Independent newspaper wrote a review of Susan Hill's MRS. deWINTER, a just-published sequel to Daphne DuMaurier's gothic romantic thriller REBECCA (1938). Walter called her review "Dreaming of Manderley again" and said loudly and clearly that she found Hill's novel "timid"...for much like second wives, sequels often do little to endear themselves to friends or fans of the original. ...more
Ms. Hill writes very well & definitely captures the general flavor of Du Maurier's writing, but she's not Daphne DuMaurier - not that I expected her to be. The language & the story here are sufficiently nuanced & the ...more
عنوان: «خانم دو وینتر: ادامه «ربه کا» شاهکار دافنه دو موریه»؛ اثر: سوزان هیل؛ مترجم: پروانه ستاری؛ ویراستار: هوشیار انصاری فر؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، البرز، 1372، در 388 ص؛ عنوان دیگر ربه کا؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
Unfortunately, this book took me months to plod through. This was partly due to time contraints but mostly because the story progressed so slowly th ...more
I re-read this book directly after re-reading Rebecca. At first, the style seemed very similar, but gradually it seemed to get further and further away from DuMaurier's voice.
Hill re-introduces the ...more
Well, first off, I found it a plausible sequel, the de Winters having spent life post Manderly hiding away from England, returning for the funeral of Maxim's sister Beatrice. Of course, once they set foot in England, it doesn't take long for the ghost of Rebecca to rise again and before you know it, Maxim is doing an expression of a stiff upper-lipped bitter lemon, and the 2nd Mrs de Winter is back to her Joan Fontaine nail-biting self.
I actually quite liked that, the fact that ...more
|A new mystery gen...: The two houses that haunt the second Mrs. DeWinter||2||35||May 23, 2013 11:09AM|
She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature. Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor ...more