Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ was published in 1938. An instant bestseller that has never been out of print, the beguiling novel still haunts its readers, 80 years on. ‘Rebecca’ is the story of the shy, guache Mrs de Winter, who is intimidated by the memory of her new husband’s first wife Rebecca. We never learn the protagonist’s first name.
Mrs Danvers, the housekeeper and Rebecca’s confidante has become the prototype for sinister servants in gothic thrillers and has been referenced and borrowed many times. The secretive mansion in Manderley feels as real as the other characters in the novel and is often cited in lists of the greatest houses in literature. It was inspired by du Maurier’s longing for the Cornish house, Menabilly. 📽🎼🎬📺
Adapted many times for screen, stage, television and opera the most famous adaptation was the 1940 film made by Alfred Hitchcock: his first Hollywood film.
The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 2 including Best Picture. Australian actress Judith Anderson was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her chilling performance as Mrs Danvers and it is one of her best remembered film roles.
Hitchcock also made films based on du Maurier’s ‘Jamaica Inn’ and ‘The birds’. 📖
Like the second Mrs de Winter, ‘Rebecca’ continues to exact a hold over us.
We asked you which book changed your world. We’re sharing your suggestions for #WorldBookDay . Follow our feed for more books throughout the day.
Black River Grain Goatskin with a Soft Black Lambskin Liner. The cover literally folds open and is incredibly flexible when in use but maintains its structure on the shelf. Three raised bands on the spine. It’s a Compact KJV with references. #bookbinding
Feliz #diadellibro 📖 a todos! Os acordaríais de los títulos y autores de todos los libros que habéis leído? En nuestros cuadernos de lectura tenéis todos los apartados necesarios para anotarlos; Elegid papel para las tapas y nosotros nos encargamos del resto. El de las fotos, con papel de #elprincipito ⚘⚘⚘
Muchas gracias @jossibasombrio por la compra!! Y por compartir me tm tus dibujos. Espero que disfrutes el cuaderno.
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Cuaderno copta forrado con tela amazónica diseño Shipibo-Konibo y de 120 hojas avena. #bookbinding#copta#copticstitch#shipibo#konibo#shipiboconibo#cute
Pasa el tiempo 🕰️ y vamos incorporando opciones nuevas🌟 So so happy 😁👉📚
• Cuadernos lisos
• Cuadernos rayados
• Cuadernos punteados (bullet journal)
• Cuadernos pedíatricos
• Agendas 2018
• Libros de firmas
• Cuadernos pentagramados
Faaa posta, ya somos un montón 📚💛
Maintenance time at work. Think I'd be cleaner working in a coal mine.
Looking forward to an early finish so I can get a second workout out in. Gotta hit those goals for the @silverdalenz @snapfitness @lifelinenz 8WC no matter what. It's all about the life goals.
Took me 6 years of graft and many many hours of overtime to gain the the confidence and knowledge to fulfil my ambition of emigrating to New Zealand. Hardwork always pays off regardless if it's professionally, personal, training or whatever. @jessieowennn and I have been here 3 years now ☺ . Still putting the shifts in so we can squirrel money away for our future financial dreams as well as training hard for our fitness ambitions also. Gotta dream big.
Check out this gorgeous #coptic -bound beauty made by @skylershawkins using salvaged #bookboard and #grommets sourced from @shopjunket!
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Breathing some life into an old found pair of book covers
Day 15, notebook 04/30. I made a batch of book cloth out of my fabric scraps. This is the first finished but I have 7 others on the assembly line. I normally want the books that I make to involve my artwork in some way. I want them to incorporate my paintings, embroidery or prints. I want everything that I make to be something that only I could have made. So I struggle sometimes with putting the time into these simpler designs. But I also feel a draw towards the technical. Sometimes I enjoy disappearing into a mindless physical process, allowing my hands to act while my mind wanders. As much as I hated the ten hour days and the rote existence of working in a machine shop, I loved some of the tasks. A perfect cut, a clean solder, there was a special kind of satisfaction in executing a simple task with precision. I feel like that’s the part of myself I’ve been indulging this last week.
Have you ever put off an important project because it scares the everloving crap out of you? Not because it’s any more difficult than the work you already do, but because it’s new? Guilty. Finally taking charge of an important project today by number crunching and cutting down sheets for a new line of books. 🍀🤞💪📚