Rebecca

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513462

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.
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The Rebecca Notebook

and other memories

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551812X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This book of occasional pieces from Daphne du Maurier's workshop is good to have: it is something of a continuation of her autobiography MYSELF WHEN YOUNG. The title piece is the remarkable Notebook she kept when REBECCA was forming itself in her mind -- the book that made her a worldwide bestseller and conquered both stage and films and ... television. The other pieces are mainly autobiographical but have no less variety than charm. Her devoted readers will not be disappointed' SPECTATOR
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Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Rebecca; My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523824

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Includes Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's best-known and bestselling novel, is the classic tale of a young woman who marries handsome widower Maxim de Winter and moves to his great house at Manderley in Cornwall, only to find that all is not as it first seems . . . In My Cousin Rachel, Philip Ashley, an orphan raised by his benevolent cousin Ambrose, is drawn into the orbit of Ambrose's beautiful, mysterious new wife Rachel.
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Crime and Thriller Writing

A Writers' & Artists' Companion

Author: Michelle Spring,Laurie R. King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472523938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.
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The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

Author: Michelle Spring,Laurie R. King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408131226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.
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Vera

A Virago Modern Classic

Author: Elizabeth von Arnim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005214

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lucy Entwhistle's beloved father has just died, and aged twenty-two, she finds herself alone in the world. Leaning against her garden gate, dazed and unhappy, she is disturbed by the sudden appearance of the perspiring Mr Wemyss. This middle-aged man is also in mourning - for his wife, Vera, who has died in mysterious circumstances. Before Lucy can collect herself, Mr Wemyss has taken charge: of the funeral arrangements, of her kind Aunt Dot, but most of all of Lucy herself, body and soul. Elizabeth von Arnim's masterpiece, VERA is a forceful study of the power of men in marriage - and the weakness of women in love.
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Angel

A Virago Modern Classic

Author: Elizabeth Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130993

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth - Sarah Waters * A classic tale of fantasy and self-delusion from one of the most acclaimed British novelists of the twentieth century Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become a feted authoress, owner of great riches and of Paradise House . . . After reading The Lady Irania, publishers Brace and Gilchrist are certain the novel will be a success, in spite of - and perhaps because of - its overblown style. But they are curious as to who could have written such a book - an elderly lady, romanticising behind lace curtains? A mustachioed rogue? They were not expecting it to be a pale, serious teenage girl, sitting before them without a hint of irony. * 'Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning-point in one's own experience' Elizabeth Bowen 'No writer has described the English middle classes with more gently devastating accuracy' Rebecca Abrams, Spectator 'A Game of Hide and Seek showcases much of what makes Taylor a great novelist: piercing insight, a keen wit and a genuine sense of feeling for her characters' Elizabeth Day, Guardian
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Cousin Rosamund

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780860688297

Category: English fiction

Page: 294

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Cousin Rosamund unfolds the final chapters of the saga that began with The Fountain Overflows, Rebecca West's acknowleged masterpiece, and continued with This Real Night. As the glitter of the 1920s gives way to the Depression, Rose and Mary find themselves feted and successful pianists. But their happiness is diminished by their cousin's unfathomable marriage to a man they perceive as grotesque. Lacking her cousin Rosamund's intuitive understanding, Rose looks to the surrogate wisdom of Mr Morpurgo, while quiet days with Aunt Lily and the Darcys at their pub on the Thames offer respite from the tensions of foreign concert tours. With approaching middle age Rose gains in perspective. Yet the most exciting development still awaits her: the discovery of and delight in her own sexuality...
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