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
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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.
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
Il romanzo sarebbe anche ben scritto, ma per me nulla può competere.
Nulla si può aggiungere.
Non toccatemi Rebecca!
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
Somewhere between the second and third read, I returned to the original Rebecca, which made the third read of this book positively sparkle with clarity.
I won't spoil anything because any discussion of the plot would reveal what this little volume is all about, and it is far better to come into it with an open mind. But trust me--there are plot t ...more
Someone please remind me to stop reading fan-fiction of classics. :(
It kills me to even have to give it 1 star.
I love the premise, & the writing was good -- I'm certainly willing to try Beauman's fiction again. But overall, meh. For one thing, it's way too long -- there's a high ratio of nothing happening compared to the page count. The other problem is that Gray & Ellie's sections (roughly half said page count) are boring as sin. Their narratives simply screamed "overwritten lit-fic" & brought very little to the Rebecca story. If the ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book. Standing on its own merits, it is a terrific investi ...more
However, Miss Beauman decides that clearly Rebecca is a mod ...more
Rebecca’s Tale is an unauthorised sequel of Daphne du Maurier’s classic Gothic mystery. The year is 1951 and Colonel Arthur Julyan, long-time friend of the De Winter family, is still haunted by the circumstances of her death. With the help of his daughter, Ellie, and mysterious newcomer, Terance Grey, he determines to uncover the mysteries surrounding Rebecca’s death and her life before Manderlay.
The novel is told from multiple points of view, Colo ...more
Dopo la rilettura di Rebecca e la lettura di Mrs de Winter eccomi a rileggere questo libro di Sally Beauman (scrittrice dalla qualità molto altalenante, ma devo dire che questo romanzo nello specifico rientra nella sua produzione buona, anche se non ottimo). Premesso che i seguiti sono sempre molto difficili, sia da scrivere che da leggere, secondo me questa autrice è riuscita nel suo intento a differenza di Susan Hill.
Il segreto di Rebecca non è un romanzo di particolare va ...more
It sounds like a great setup: use uncovering Rebecca's past to throw an ongoing love-story into relief, ensure the ...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
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
So, I went with my gut instinct and I wasn't disappointed. This book is very well written and ...more
|Anyone who has read Rebecce should read this book .||1||14||Feb 21, 2012 08:09AM|
Sally Kinsey-Miles 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 America, joining the staff of the newly launched New Y ...more