A surprise find – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier being serialized in a 1939 Australian Woman’s magazine, .
This week Sepia Saturday has invited us to start with an old advertisement. And so I chose this one from a coverless copy of the Australian magazine Woman of 5th June, 1939 . Who could have imagined instant hot water in the kitchen sink. No more carrying kettles of boiling water over to the sink from the stove. Marvellous.
The magazine has an advertisement on nearly every page with a strong emphasis on cures for colds, tinned food, bile beans, pick-me-up Worcestershire sauce, sewing machines – all things to tempt the housewife.
But I was in for a surprise. Do you remember this famous opening line ?
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again
This was from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and here it is being serialized in a 1939 magazine. In this issue they are up to Chapter 6, soon after Mrs van Hopper…
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