Daphne du Maurier’s chilling story is one that, once read, is never to be forgotten. The former Mrs de Winter, and not to mention, Mrs Danvers, somehow dominate every single page. As a result I personally have returned to Manderley again and again.
~ Her Majesty Queen Camilla
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Publish Date: 1938

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, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers…

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