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Reading Daphne Du Maurier’s ‘My Cousin Rachel’

reading daphne du maurier's 'my cousin rachel'

Dress: Suncoo Corinne Sweater Dress; Book: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier.

I think I know why Alfred Hitchcock chose Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds to make into a movie. It must be something in her writing, in her ability to create a literary fog. Reading Daphne Du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel while on holiday in Ireland has only made the whole idea of the fog feel even more true. CONTINUE READING...

Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’ Is A Lesson In How To Live A Bold Life


Book: Dubliners by James Joyce; Skirt: Sold out, similar here.

There’s a recurrent theme found in the stories collected in James Joyce’s Dubliners. Joyce always adds one character who is stuck in life in one form or another. There’s Eveline, who we meet as she is sitting “at the window watching the evening invade the avenue.” There’s Miss Devlin who “had become Mrs. Kearney out of spite” and there are more. CONTINUE READING...

facing anxiety with the men of one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

one flew over the cuckoo's nest It took a book about people locked in a mental hospital to find the most inspiring sentence, the one that has helped me to work harder on a special project (which I will tell you more about later, when things are more settled). It is also a sentence that has coursed through the cloud of anxiety that has been hanging over my head for years now but most especially over the last few months. CONTINUE READING...

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