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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Read an extract from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 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, […]

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The Seventh Cross – A classic novel ripe for rediscovery

  First published in 1942, The Seventh Cross will be released for the first time in the UK on 7th June.  Like Alone in Berlin and Suite Française, The Seventh Cross is a powerful, defiant and […]

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80 Years of Rebecca

  Special Anniversary Edition of Du Maurier’s Rebecca This March we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. We are marking this milestone with a gorgeous jacketed hardback edition, featuring artwork designed […]

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Director Roger Michell introduces My Cousin Rachel

‘Is Rachel bad or good? Innocent or guilty, carnal or ‘pure’? Or does the truth lie somewhere else? Is she an anachronism, full of life, possessed of sound mind and spirit, enjoying her sexu-ality as […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club – The Charioteer

  This July marks fifty years since the creation of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, which decriminalized homesexual acts between men in England and Wales, and birthed the modern LGBTQ movement in Britain. With […]

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The cast of My Cousin Rachel discuss Du Maurier’s writing

My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier’s thrilling novel and our VMC book club pick for May, hits the silver screen on 9th June. Here the cast and crew from the film, including actors Rachel Weisz, […]

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