Do you sometimes wonder about the author of a book? Well, I do. So, today I decided to research and find out something about the author that wrote, Rebecca.
It’s the one book that I will always list when asked: What is your favorite book?
The first edition published in 1938, but the one that I have is from 1942. It’s a blue hardback with the inside pages yellowed with age. I found it in a yard sale decades ago.
The previous owners initials, N.E.W., are in the front. Ironic, isn’t it?.. as this book is definitely not new… (the cover actually fell off – Guess it’s time to bring out the glue jar).
You will find an overview about the author on the DuMaurier Organization’s homepage, website . There is also posted an interesting article about Daphne du Maurier that gives the reader more insight into her life as an author.
Have you seen the movie they made about this book? If not, you should see this classic that was released in 1940. It’s a mystery, adventure and romance starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontain. The director was Alfred Hitchcock. How much better can it get? A great movie to watch on a rainy, cold winter’s night.
And, don’t forget about audio tapes. They are a great time saver when you can’t sit down and read. I listen to them often while driving in my car alone. I like to see the written words in print, so I keep the book handy and look up the section I have just listened to. Your local libraries are great places to visit for audio tapes and books.
Perhaps I’ll put one of Daphne du Maurier’s other books House on the Strand on my to-read list.
Written by Mary Gilmartin, August 15, 2012