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Rebecca's Tale was published by Little, Brown in September 2001, and the paperback edition in May 02.

November 2002: The Daily Mail, Tuesday 19th November report that Rebecca's Tale is to be made into a four part TV drama.

BBC R4 Book Club June 2003: Sally Beauman, author of Rebecca's Tale, discusses Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca at the Daphne du Maurier festival in Cornwall Recording: Friday 16 May 2003 Transmission: Radio 4, 4pm Sunday 1 June 2003 Repeated: 4pm Thursday 5 June 2003.

Daphne du Maurier Festival: Monday 12th May 2003.


Daphne du Maurier Today 4:00pm-5:15pm, Du Maurier Theatre, Festival Village, £5.00

Daphne du Maurier joins the Virago Modern Classics this year. Best-selling novelists Sally Beauman, author of Rebecca's Tale and Julie Myerson who introduces the new edition of Frenchman's Creek, together with Lennie Goodings, Virago publisher, and Professor Helen Taylor, Head of School, School of English, University of Exeter to discuss the enduring appeal of Daphne du Maurier and her relevance to contemporary readers.

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Tuesday 1st April 2003. The Oxford Literary Festival. Celebrating Books and Reading. Discussion groups include:

Sally Beauman (Fiction)
David Grylis (Poetry)
Philip Hensher (Fiction)
Lisa Hilton (Biography)
Adam Sisman (Biography)

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Little, Brown Publishing Company:

Wednesday, 27th. September 2000. Rebecca Returns to Manderley Sally Beauman, author of the bestselling Destiny, has written the most daring and brilliant novel of her career, Rebecca's Tale, which has just been acquired by Little, Brown. The following is an extract from the Little, Brown press release about the novel:

Three years ago, Beauman wrote an article for the New Yorker on Daphne du Maurier, an author she has always admired. Subsequently she attended the Daphne du Maurier Festival in Cornwall, and found herself sitting next to Maurier's son, Christian Browning. She expressed her admiration for Rebecca, and commented that despite the title of the novel, we never actually hear the story from Rebecca's point of view. Christian Browning was intrigued, and immediately suggested that she write it herself. Sally Beauman has enjoyed critical and commercial success with her novels, from her first, Destiny, which was a number one bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, to her most recent, Sextet, which has sold 200,000 copies to date. Ursula Mackenzie who acquired the rights from Pat Kavanagh of Peters, Fraser and Dunlop says, "Sally Beauman is quite simply one of the best writers of popular fiction I have ever read. Her mastery of plot and characterization plus her enthusiasm for both suspense and romance, makes her the perfect person to inherit the mantle of Daphne du Maurier. I have no doubt that Rebecca's Tale is destined to give enormous pleasure to both her own and du Maurier fans for many years to come.