Around the World in Words: South Africa

My exams are over and it’s time to get serious about this challenge, including the post that should accompany each book and country after I complete it. The natural starting point for my challenge of reading a book from every country in the world was my place of birth: South Africa.

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Review: My Cousin Rachel

A few weeks ago my sister-in-law and I were packing bookshelves and we tossed out several books, as one does while spring-cleaning. Amongst them was one by Daphne du Maurier, which I promptly saved from the pile. I’ve only read one of du Maurier’s books (Rebecca), but it’s one of my favourites. The movie adaptation – directed by Alfred Hitchcock – was infused with the same gothic eeriness as the book, and Hitchcock’s adaptation of her novelette The Birds is equally superb.

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