‘Is Rachel bad or good? Innocent or guilty, carnal or ‘pure’? Or does the truth lie somewhere else? Is she an anachronism, full of life, possessed of sound mind and spirit, enjoying her sexu-ality as and where and with whomsoever she might wish, a woman in a man’s world, determined to escape from the limitations of both the period when the book is ostensibly set and those of when it was written?’
Daphne Du Maurier’s moody, mysterious My Cousin Rachel is now a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Film director Roger Michell is a huge fan and penned an introduction to our special tie-in edition, detailing how he fell for Du Maurier’s writing and his interpretation of Rachel and the story. You can read the full foreword here.