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AScorpionPitForMimes Sun 24-Feb-13 22:16:47

Rebecca is great, as are Jamaica Inn, and I am SO glad I am not the only one to think of Frenchman's Creek straight away!

BigPigLittlePig Sun 24-Feb-13 19:10:36

First read this as a teenager - have it read it several times since then and still enjoy it lots. Agree with other people who have said Jamaica Inn is good too.

Lionsntigersnbears Fri 22-Feb-13 19:39:50

good god yes!! Utterly superb and totally underrated!

berlingo Fri 22-Feb-13 07:56:44

It may just be me but I think the proposal scene in Rebecca is wonderful. So beautifully written, it is my all time romantic piece. It makes me cry every time!

snozzlemaid Thu 21-Feb-13 14:58:26

Frencman's creek is another great one by Du Maurier.

FakePlasticLobsters Thu 21-Feb-13 14:18:34

Rebecca is one of my all time favourites, and once you have read that one, give The Collector by John Fowles a try. Equally chilling but in a very different way.

ATJabberwocky Thu 21-Feb-13 13:35:14

Daphne du Maurier is a fantastic author, and i really recommend that you read Rebecca, you will not regret!

zanuda Thu 21-Feb-13 13:23:41

It's not exactly classic - written 1938. Crime story/suspense (not the classic "who's done it"). If you like this kind of stories - when you start Rebecca you'll read it nonstop. It really carries you away.

Movie - there are a lot of versions. Hitchcock's one (black and white) is absolute classic.

BadRoly Tue 19-Feb-13 23:05:16

I started it a couple of days ago (after finishing what I thought was superb Jamaica Inn). I'm enjoying it so far smile

boogiewoogie Tue 19-Feb-13 22:41:59

Absolutely read it. The film is very well done too. Have read Jamaica Inn and My cousin Rachel. If you like suspense then you'll like Du Maurier novels.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Tue 19-Feb-13 17:56:29

Another vote for Rebecca. Easy to read but still a classic. I also like her other novels, although I haven't read them all yet.

AmandaPayne Tue 19-Feb-13 13:38:17

Just loved it. Do read.

PetiteRaleuse Tue 19-Feb-13 13:37:26

Yes, it's a fabulous book, as is Jamaica Inn. Not read My Cousin Rachel yet.

mimbleandlittlemy Tue 19-Feb-13 13:32:06

Oooh, yes, definitely worth reading. Haven't read it for ages but it used to be my go-to book when I'd finished exams and didn't have to do any more revision.

DuchessofMalfi Tue 19-Feb-13 12:46:24

Du Maurier was a brilliant writer & story-teller. I'd also recommend Jamaica Inn - really good, and My Cousin Rachel.

Keenoonvino Tue 19-Feb-13 11:20:52

Ok you've all convinced me! It's next to read after I finish "how to be a woman" which I also chose based on these pages!

MrsJohnDeere Tue 19-Feb-13 10:16:59

One of my favourite books. Read it countless times. Often return to it as a comfort read when I'm feeling unwell or out of sorts.

pengymum Tue 19-Feb-13 10:03:48

Top of my all time favourite list! Love it and love DuMaurier's writing. <3

ilovecolinfirth Tue 19-Feb-13 09:57:03

I never re-read books....think I'm going to read this one again though. I loved it!

DizzyPurple Tue 19-Feb-13 09:36:01

Brilliant book. I bought it originally as dd1 is called Rebecca. Didn't read it for ages then thought I would and loved it!

LIZS Tue 19-Feb-13 09:33:43

ooh yes , then watch the Laurence Olivier film - chilling

missalien Tue 19-Feb-13 09:33:27

I love it I can read it over and over its my all time favourite

blueshoes Tue 19-Feb-13 09:29:29

Yes, definitely. One of my all time faves.

Samu2 Tue 19-Feb-13 09:24:36

Yes! I read it last week, it is a fantastic book.

Keenoonvino Tue 19-Feb-13 09:06:24

Is it worth reading? A classic?

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