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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:21 PM
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I found four Daphne Du Maurer books at Goodwill
I read her books when I was very young ( a LONG time ago) and I had forgotten what a good writer she is .

I am re-reading My Cousin Rachel.

next--

"Last night I dreamed of Manderley again" (Rebecca)

The other two found are Frenchmans Creek and Jamacia Inn.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:23 PM
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1. Memories! I must have read 'Rebecca' 4 times as a kid, and loved
it. Now I need to read it again after all these years.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:28 PM
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4. It is like an old friend.
One never gets tired of it!
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:24 PM
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2. Jamaica Inn. Never read it, but didn't Hitchcock make it into a movie?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:25 PM
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3. Yes
Along with Rebecca and The Birds.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:34 PM
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5. She was a favorite author of mine as a kid, too
I read "Rebecca" several times (and saw the movie over and over again), and "My Cousin Rachel" a couple of times too. I don't remember "Frenchman's Creek" and "Jamacia Inn" that well. What fond memories, though.

Good find at the Goodwill! Some real treasures.


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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:38 PM
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6. I love shopping at Goodwill
I find real teasure there (sometimes)
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:40 PM
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7. "My Cousin Rachel"
What a find! GREAT stuff!
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:53 PM
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8. Best first line of a novel.
Need to add her books to my never-ending list of books to find and reread. Also liked Jamaica Inn, but then read another of her books, Scapegoat (just looked it up on Amazon to find the title), and was disappointed. Maybe I was too young (then) to appreciate it, might give it another try.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 06:55 PM
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9. I have discovered eBay for old favorites.
My sister bought Georgette Heyers and I bought Joan Smiths. Comfort reading for hard times.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 07:21 PM
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10. Another great source is half.com
(now owned by Ebay, but separate). It's a great source for used and overstock books. I've bought dozens of wonderful cookbooks (and other books) from half.com sellers, never been disappointed. Plus their shipping charges are lower than either Amazon or Ebay sellers.



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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 06:56 AM
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11. My set has been on the shelf for 25 years now.
I reread them last year for the first time in a decade, and thought the same.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 07:49 AM
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12. Has anyone read House on the Strand? A friend just loaned it
to me and said it was her favorite of Daphne DuMaurier's books. I haven't started it because I need to find a copy with larger print.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 11:31 PM
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13. Yeah, I read that in high school.
I have good memories of it (and have no intention of giving away any of the plot). I hope you find a readable copy!
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marigold20 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 08:43 PM
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14. Lucky you!
I enjoyed that book - used to have a copy but it's disappeared.
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