Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Daphne du Maurier!

Yes, I do realize that Daphne du Maurier is no longer with us. But today would have been her 102 birthday!

In honor of this amazing author, Sourcebooks is offering to give away ONE copy of EACH of her books they recently rereleased which are:


Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.

My Cousin Rachel: Philip Ashley's older cousin Ambrose, who raised the orphaned Philip as his own son, has died in Rome. Philip, the heir to Ambrose's beautiful English estate, is crushed that the man he loved died far from home. He is also suspicious. While in Italy, Ambrose fell in love with Rachel, a beautiful English and Italian woman. But the final, brief letters Ambrose wrote hint that his love had turned to paranoia and fear.

Now Rachel has arrived at Philip's newly inherited estate. Could this exquisite woman, who seems to genuinely share Philip's grief at Ambrose's death, really be as cruel as Philip imagined? Or is she the kind, passionate woman with whom Ambrose fell in love? Philip struggles to answer this question, knowing Ambrose's estate, and his own future, will be destroyed if his answer is wrong.

To enter, leave me a comment with a valid email address and tell me which book you want to read and also what your favorite Alfred Hitchcock film is. If you can't figure out the connection, well, I'm sorry.

Open to United States and Canada mailing addresses only!



Sandra said...

How nice. I would love to read My Cousin Rachel if you will enter me please. My favourite Hitchcock film really is Rebecca. Thank you.
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bermudaonion said...

Please enter me for Frenchman's Creek. I haven't seen all of Hitchcock's films, but my favorite would be Psycho - it never fails to scare me!

Julie P. said...

Please enter me for My Cousin Rachel. I think I've only seen one Hitchcock film -- Rear Window.


Kitten22 said...

I'd love Frenchman's Creek. Looks lovely!

I'm going to go with The Birds. I swear, I've never looked at a bird the same again!


Chris said...

I'd love a copy of Frenchman's Creek (I read My Cousin Rachel). Though I enjoyed DuMaurier/Hitchcock's The Birds, I'm going with Rear Window.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Psycho! Classic.

I love the cover of My Cousin Rachel! Want to live there!

Alexa said...

I'd love to read Frenchman's Creek it sounds the perfect summer book.

North by Northwest or Rear Window, I love them both. I think I have to go with Rear Window though, the way the tension builds and the set is so small, I love that!

Kristina said...

Either book would be great! My favorite Hitchcock is Rear Window =) Although the Birds comes close!

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Jessica said...

I'd love either of these books, but, if forced to choose, I would probably pick My Cousin Rachel.

My favorite Hitchcock film is a tie between The Birds and Psycho.

bridget3420 said...
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bridget3420 said...

I want to read My Cousin Rachel. Psycho is my favorite. It scared the crap out of me when I was younger.


Annie said...

I would be thrilled with either of these book!

My favourite Hitchcok film is The Birds!


Marie Burton said...

Hi Amy.. I figured out the connection :) I will always remember The Birds. freaky.
Please enter me for My Cousin Rachel.
Thank you!

marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I'd love to read My Cousin Rachel.

My favorite Hitchcock film is Vertigo. I love Jimmy Stewart. "You were a very apt pupil!" The Birds is a classic, though, and so is Psycho.

ruth at bookishruth dot com

Allison said...
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Allison said...

Please enter me for Frenchman's Creek looks really good. I love all of Alfred Hitchcock's movies...but "Dial M for Murder" is one of my favorites!!!

allisonsattic at gmail dot com

Angiegirl said...

I'd love to read MY COUSIN RACHEL! And my favorite Hitchcock film is definitely To Catch a Thief. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, cat burglars, and the French Riviera...awesome.

Pissenlit said...

I'd love to read Frenchman's Creek. I've never actually seen an entire Hitchcock movie. Way back in high school, I took a film course and saw clips from several of them. They totally creeped me out and I decided that was more than enough. :D

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Belinda M said...

Please enter me for My Cousin Rachel

My favorite hitchcock movie is North By Northwest

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Carol said...

I enjoyed The Birds but my favorite Hitchcock movie would be Rear Window.

I would love to win My Cousin Rachel. Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
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Dawn M. said...

I've only watched two Hitchcock movies, Psycho and The Birds. Of the two, The Birds is probably my favorite but Psycho stayed with me longer. I still think about the shower scene when I'm in the shower. LOL!

I would like to read My Cousin Rachel.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I would love to win either one of these!

I think the only Hitchcock film I've seen is Psycho.


Anita Yancey said...

I would like to read My Cousin Rachel. My favorite Hitchcock film is The Birds. Please enter me. Thanks!


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