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maamajullah Tue 16-Dec-08 10:18:18

Hi y'all!
What is the difference between the
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and Sally Beauman?

Which one should i read?

Jux Tue 16-Dec-08 10:24:03

Never come across the second. Go for the first.

peasholme Tue 16-Dec-08 10:25:44

Yeah, the first. The second is a modern "prequel" and not a patch on the original.

janeite Tue 16-Dec-08 16:10:58

"Rebecca's Tale" is by Sally Beauman and it is rubbish (I read it last week); so I suspect "Rebecca" by Sally Beauman would also be rubbish.

"Rebecca" by Daphe Du M.. is v good.

ScottishMummy Tue 16-Dec-08 16:15:44

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier rip roaring read dont know about other

LadyPenelope Tue 16-Dec-08 16:22:12

Rebecca one of best books I read this year ... I loved it. Def the D du M one.

LIZS Tue 16-Dec-08 16:33:28

Daphne du Maurier's original fab , Sally Beauman's Rebecca's Tale implausible and shite !

BeckyBendyLegs Wed 17-Dec-08 21:59:58

Oooh I thought this thread was calling me!

I've read teh DduM one but never heard of the other. I loved it.

snoringnightmare Wed 17-Dec-08 22:02:40

Rebecca by D Du M. Brilliant.

I've read Mrs. De Winter by Sally Beauman and it was ok but not read Rebecca by her. Wouldn't bother tbh. What's the point when the original is absolutely fantastic.

ChippyMyrrhton Wed 17-Dec-08 22:07:54

Read the original. And then read anything else by DdM that you can get your hands on - My Cousin Rachel, Frenchman's Creek, Jamaica Inn, The Glassblowers, Don't Look Now, The Birds etc etc.

Gorionine Wed 17-Dec-08 22:08:01

I loved the one By Daphne du Maurier. It was the fist book I read in English (I grew up in Switzerland). Hands up for our teacher who chose such as gripping story for us.

blueshoes Wed 17-Dec-08 22:43:12

yes, read the original

maamajullah Thu 18-Dec-08 14:10:07

Thanks y'all! I'll def get the original.
And other Daphne D M books Chippy

ChippyMyrrhton Fri 19-Dec-08 19:11:15

House on the Strand is another good one. Hope you enjoy them.

JackieNoCribForABed Fri 19-Dec-08 19:21:24

One of my favourite books too. <makes note to self to re-read v soon>. Don't know the Sally Beauman one though.

christmasteafortwo Fri 19-Dec-08 19:24:29

Every woman should read 'Rebecca' it teaches us so much about ourselves!

Don't start reading on a work night - once you start reading it is morning light before you know it!

JackieNoCribForABed Fri 19-Dec-08 19:27:06

And be prepared for it to make you want to buy stationery (or is that just me, with the description of Rebecca's desk blush?)

lizandlulu Fri 19-Dec-08 19:36:43

it sounds good, what is it about?

RhinestoneReindeerHerder Fri 19-Dec-08 19:40:01

Rebecca is one of my all time favourites, love other DdM as well. Like to read in Cornwall for full effect grin.

ninah Fri 19-Dec-08 19:42:25

yeah I like House on the Strand! well I like all her work

snigger Fri 19-Dec-08 19:45:32

rofl, Jackie, I had a desire for nibs and ink and fine white linen notepaper too grin

Califraukincense Fri 19-Dec-08 19:53:53

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ChippyMyrrhton Fri 19-Dec-08 19:55:15

<whispers> I've seen the RL house that was the setting for Manderley. Reader, I swooned with pleasure

JackieNoCribForABed Fri 19-Dec-08 19:59:40

Glad it's not just me, snigger grin. ChippyMyrrhton envy.

StayFrostyTheSnowMam Fri 19-Dec-08 20:01:35

>>Every woman should read 'Rebecca' it teaches us so much about ourselves!

So, so true. Love it. Watch the film as well. Brilliant.

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