Rebecca, The Birds and Don't Look Now // Daphne duMaurier The Little Stranger // Sarah Waters Breeding Ground // Sarah Pinborough There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby // Ludmilla Petrushevskaya The Woman in Black and Mrs De Winter // Susan Hill White is for Witching // Helen Oyeyemi The Haunting of Hill House // Shirley Jackson
Characters always evolve in #DuMaurier's writing. It doesn't mean we have to like them, however. In Rebecca, the female protagonist transforms through the shadows of her husbands first wife from timid little mouse to the worst kind of subservient wife. In #FrenchmansCreek#Dona transforms from bored housewife and mother to pirate adventuress to more devoted Mother, once she's had her adventure.