Books: About Great-Great-Grandma

MARY ANNE (351 pp.)—Daphne du Maurier—Doubleday ($3.50).

Daphne du Maurier, 46, is one of the slickest pros now producing bestseller belles-lettres. She dips her pen into the inkpot of romance, melodrama or suspense and aims it like a dagger at the heart of the defenseless reader, who is usually quite willing to hold still for her.

Those who dodged such books as Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Frenchman's Creek, were probably nailed by the movie versions.

Novelist du Maurier's 18th book, a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection for July and a cinch to be both a bestseller and a movie, will not be escaped by many—and many may not...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!