We’ll be reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in the first week of August to coincide with the original publication date back in August 1938.
A modern classic and an international bestseller that has never been out of print, Rebecca is a gothic novel set in the fictional estate known as Manderley.
Even if you haven’t read it (like me), you’re probably familiar with the famous opening line:
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”
Tracey and I are very keen to turn this into a bit of a community buddy read. So if you want to participate, drop me a comment below.
The official start date is Sunday 4 August and we’ll be reading through to finish the buddy read by Sunday 11 August.
We’ll be discussing the novel as we go over at the Page by Page Book Club with Theresa Smith Writes Facebook group. Closer to the date, we will set up a Facebook event and invite all who have indicated their intended participation.
Everyone is welcome to join in and I’m really looking forward to experiencing Rebecca for the first time and discovering just what it is that has kept readers enthralled with this novel for more than eighty years.