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Started by Spontu on Oct 12, 2018 3:56:42 PM
Daphne Du Maurier and Brexit

Is it time to re-read DuMaurier’s Rule Britannia to see post-Brexit Britain?

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JDW70Wellwhynot - 05 Dec 2018 22:29:27 (#1 of 7)

Just read three of Daphne's, perhaps Ill try that.

Stellata - 05 Dec 2018 22:40:29 (#2 of 7)

Which Daphne should I start with? I’ve been meaning to read her books since, erm, forever.

airynothing - 06 Dec 2018 00:01:51 (#3 of 7)

Rebecca.

limegreen - 06 Dec 2018 00:10:05 (#4 of 7)

I read Rule Brittania a few weeks ago. It wasn't my favourite Du Maurier. It felt more about the little worlds of the people in the house with 'Brexit' as a backdrop. I found the whole adopted boys thing a bit odd and wasn't quite sure what the granddaughter was doing there. Where did she see life going?

I also found it pretty depressing in the predictability of the way these things play out. Humans are so useless! That sounds like I have more of a downer on it that I did. Frightening as a portrait of how things change and how trust gets messed with.

quartus - 06 Dec 2018 01:13:53 (#5 of 7)

As long as it doesn't end like 'The Birds'

sqeezy - 06 Dec 2018 01:46:30 (#6 of 7)

Last night I dreamt I went to Maastricht again

limegreen - 06 Dec 2018 10:06:31 (#7 of 7)

When you think about it Mrs de W and Max are all very rootless cosmopolitan. In contrast to Du M's attachment to Cornwall. Not that I'm saying they don't have good reasons.

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