Two posts for the price of one today at Novel Insights. Today, Savidge Reads and myself announce our Discovering Daphne project and readalong – we’d love you to join us!
So in her honour we are going to be spending October reading some of her key works and we’d like to invite you to read along too! As today would have been her 104th birthday and also because Daphne was the mistress of all things dark and dramatic, we thought it would be most fitting to announce our readalong on Friday the 13th.
Much to our delight, Virago who publish her in the UK have given us a set of all five novels that we feature in our readalong to give away! To enter, leave a comment telling us about a Daphne Du Maurier novel you haven’t read but would like to and why. You can double your chances of winning if you pop over to Simon’s blog and leave your comment there too. Closing date for entries is 20th May.
Simon has also posted the readalong schedule so pop over to see it and of course the books which are in the giveaway set. We’ve thought carefully about which books to choose to get a good mix between her early work, better known novels and more experimental ones.
We’ve both done a little early bonus read of a collection of her recently discovered short stories – The Doll – posted today. Here is my review and you can read Simon’s thoughts over at Savidge Reads.
In October there will also be various discursive bits as we explore her life and work and we’ll be asking you lot for your thoughts too – think friendly book waffle between Savidge Reads myself and yourselves, only online!
One final thing – a very big THANKYOU to Thomas at My Porch for putting together such lovely buttons for us to use. Here they are in all their glory!
We hope that you’ll join us in October, and please do leave your comments if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning the Virago set of five Du Maurier novels.