Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Book at the Door Winner

And the winner is…

I won a Book at the Door with Behind the Willows

Charlene! (Who, by the by, can be found on her blog The Illusion of Controlled Chaos).

Charlene will get a package in the mail with this month’s book, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, as well as a fine, printed copy of this month’s first line artwork created by Sarah (@thinkbigmuch on Twitter).

img_4707-2Now is where I get to tell you that Rebecca is one of my all time favorite books.  If the first line of the first chapter doesn’t draw you in perhaps the next chapters’ will…

Chapter 2: “We can never go back again, that much is certain.”

Chapter 3: “I wonder what my life would be today, if Mrs. Van Hopper had not been a snob.”

Chapter 5: “I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love.”

Chapter 7: “We came to Manderley in early May, arriving, so Maxim said, with the first swallows and the bluebells.”

Would I recommend it? Yes! I have read it many time since I first read it and I still love it. Though it should be noted that I can’t get John to try it, he says it’s “a girl book” I’m not convinced, what do you think?

Book at the Door winner was chosen using a random number generator from 

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know! 


10 comments on “Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Book at the Door Winner

  1. says:

    One of the most memorable first sentences in a book, at least for me. I really enjoyed it when I read it so very long ago. But it remains in my thoughts and that is certainly a mark of a great book

    • Jessie says:

      It is a book that’s always hanging out in the back of my head where odd things remind me of it. Authors that can manage that are remarkable!

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