Daphne Du Maurier Challenge

The Daphne Du Maurier Challenge challenge is being run by Chris at Book-a-Rama.  It will run from May 13, 2010- April 19, 2011. Why those dates? Daphne Du Maurier was born May 13, 1907 and died April 19, 1989.

This is a challenge I shall have no difficulty in completing – in fact it’s not right to call it a challenge as I’ve loved Daphne Du Maurier’s books ever since I first read Rebecca and I’m sure it will be a pleasure.

There are several categories and you can either focus on one form or mix them up. I’m going to read novels and short stories by Daphne Du Maurier. I first read her books as a teenager, starting with Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, followed by as many as I could find at the time, but there are some I’ve missed.

I’m aiming to read these from my own collection:

  • I’ll Never Be Young Again
  • Julius
  • My Cousin Rachel
  • The Parasites
  • The Rendezvous and Other Stories

and one from the library – The Breaking Point (short stories).

I’d also like to read Justine Picardie’s biographical novel, Daphne, and Flavia Leng’s Daphne du Maurier : A Daughter’s Memoir. 

4 thoughts on “Daphne Du Maurier Challenge”

  1. Margaret – Thanks for letting us know about this challenge; I hadn’t been aware of it. I like Daphne du Maurier, too, so I’ll look forward to reading about your progress with the challenge.


  2. That’s a nice cross-section of du Maurier novels. I’ve been meaning to reread her Branwell Bronte book for awhile now. Justine Picardie’s book is quite good.


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