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Mrs. De Winter
by Susan Hill | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/28/2010
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bearle): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 21, 2011

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What happened to Maxim de Winter and his second wife after Manderley burned? This suspenseful "completion" of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca begins with the couple's return to England, following a ten-year, self-imposed exile, for the funeral of Maxim's sisterBeatrice. In a voice true to the original story, Hill's Mrs. de Winter chronicles Rebecca's continuing shadow on their life: a mysterious wreath bearing a card with the initial "R" is discovered near Beatrice's grave, and unwelcome visitors include Jack Favell,who has visions of blackmail, and Mrs. Danvers, who seeks revenge. The narrator's happiness with Maxim is threatened by his first wife's invasive presence. Can she protect him from the past, or will Rebecca's murder be avenged?  


Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 21, 2011

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It must be 20 years since I last read "Rebecca" so I can't really recall how well Susan Hill has captured the style of the original, though I do remember enjoying it. Sorry to say that at first I found this a bit disappointing. It seemed to get off to a really slow start & so it took me quite along time to get into it, indeed, I was a good two-thirds of the way through before it really piqued my interest.

Once again the second Mrs de Winter, who still remains nameless, can be a bit pathetic at times...stand up to folk for goodness sake woman! (though to be fair I wouldn't want to square up against Mrs Denvers!)
But despite that weakness, she has a strong desire to protect her husband. The basis of the story seemed to be how she felt the need to prevent Maxim from hearing any mention of the names Manderley or Rebecca & the lengths she would go to in order to prevent past events being brought to light again.

 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at RNLI Shop in Port Patrick, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, June 27, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (7/11/2011 UTC) at RNLI Shop in Port Patrick, Scotland United Kingdom

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To be handed in at the shop sometime between July 11th & 23rd

Released as part of the 2011 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE &
the 2011 CHRISTMAS IN JULY Challenge (#6)



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Journal Entry 4 by bearle at Houston, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, July 29, 2011

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I only acquired this book today so have only read the first 30 pages. So far, I like the tone, or the "voice", but can see it slowing up rather. However, will give it a go. I think I have read the Daphne Du Maurier book but have definitely seen the film! 


Journal Entry 5 by bearle at Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 07, 2011

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this once I got into it. The writing really captures the era, and the mood of the characters. 


Journal Entry 6 by bearle at Crichton Estate in Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, August 07, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (8/7/2011 UTC) at Crichton Estate in Dumfries, Scotland United Kingdom

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In bus stop near to Monreith House 


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