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Subject: modern Rebecca (du Maurier novel) spin-offs?
Date Posted: 6/14/2009 8:31 PM ET
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I'm listening to Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier on audio book and reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton as well and thinking how heavily it draws on Rebecca.

I know there are some modern spin-offs based on Rebecca but haven't had any luck finding them. Seems like I heard once about a book called Return to Manderley but I can't find a copy on Amazon except in a Spanish edition. Can anybody point me in the direction of titles/authors of some of these books and let me know if you thought they were worth reading?

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 11:17 PM ET
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Bren, sorry I don't know but I loved Rebecca by Daphne dy Maurier when I was a young girl.  I also loved Phyllis Whitney's gothic novels at that time. I hope someone can post the answer for you, because I am also interested.


Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:02 AM ET
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Have you read Mrs. de Winter, or Rebecca's Tale?

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Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:38 AM ET
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Yes, Mrs. de Winter is by Susan Hill, and is a sequel to Rebecca.

Justine Picardie wrote a novel about Daphne DuMaurier, titled Daphne.  You might find that interesting too.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 7:01 PM ET
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There is also The Other Rebecca by Maureen Freely. http://www.amazon.com/Other-Rebecca-Maureen-Freely/dp/0897334779

It's more of a modern-day spin / retelling.

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Date Posted: 6/17/2009 11:14 PM ET
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What you said about the Forgotten Garden is interesting because I recently read The House at Riverton by Kate Morton, and the beginning of that book has to be an intentional homage to Rebecca - since the words are nearly the same. Kate Morton must love Rebecca...