This week I gave an expert interview to the website Five Books all about Daphne du Maurier’s most popular novel Rebecca, ahead of the release of the Netflix adaptation on 21st October. You can read the interview here: Five Books Rebecca.
I talked about the importance of Rebecca to Du Maurier’s literary reputation and its place within her canon of works. I explored the relationship of the novel to Jane Eyre, the significance of the nameless narrator, and the real-life inspiration behind Manderley. Finally I discussed adaptations of Du Maurier’s work on film and my anticipation and excitement for the new Netflix adaptation starring Lily James (pictured below).
In 2018 I gave an interview to Five Books which examined lesser-known works by Du Maurier, such as The Parasites and The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë. You can find my original interview here.