Du Maurier in the Press
In October 2020 my in-depth interview essay on Du Maurier’s Rebecca was published on the Five Books website. I discussed the importance and impact of the novel, its place within Du Maurier’s works, its relationship with Jane Eyre, and previous movie adaptations.
In October 2020 I reviewed the new Netflix adaptation of Rebecca for The Conversation: ‘Netflix returns to Manderley with a modern remake of Daphne du Maurier’s classic thriller.’
My article on the significance of the newly discovered Daphne du Maurier poems was published in The Conversation on 23 April 2019: ‘Newly discovered Du Maurier poems shed light on a talented writer honing her craft’.
My 2018 in-depth interview essay on Daphne du Maurier can be found on the Five Books website. Here I discuss lesser known du Maurier works, arguing for her versatility as a writer, and her literary significance and influence, and I explore her fascinating life, love for Cornwall, and Hitchcock’s adaptations of her works.
My article on Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca at 80 was published in The Independent on March 2nd 2018: ‘Why Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is still popular 80 years on’.
My article on Hitchcock’s 1940 of Du Maurier’s Rebecca was published on the Daphne du Maurier website on August 5th: ‘Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca‘
I was interviewed for an article on Du Maurier’s Rebecca in Country Life magazine (30th May 2018, ‘The Road to Manderley’ by Flora Watkins)
Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
I was invited to contribute to Joanna Cannon’s e-short ‘Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self’ (published August 2018). Available to download via Amazon here. The e-short is now included in the reprint of Joanna Cannon’s novel, Three Things about Elsie (autumn 2018, ‘bonus material’ edition). Three Things about Elsie was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and is a Richard and Judy book club choice.