Winter Favourites!

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What a year, right? This is my last post of the year and I have to say I won’t be sorry to see the back of 2020, nervous as I am for what 2021 may hold. Throughout the year I’ve been doing my quarterly Favourites posts, so you can find my Spring, Summer and Autumn posts linked! As usual, I’ve split it down into categories.

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Rebecca (2020) | ADAPTATION REVIEW

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…

Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca

Let me preface this by saying that I love Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. I did, however, read it a while ago, so my memory of it isn’t going to be too detailed. I obviously still remember enough to write about it, but I won’t really be talking about how accurate the adaptation is in terms of the finer points. Quite aside from my memory, I think there’s far more to adaptations than being totally loyal and accurate to the source material. I personally would much rather the adaptation capture the themes and aesthetic and tone of the original than stick rigidly to fine details that may not translate well across mediums. So, tone, theme, and aesthetic are all things I look for when considering whether I like an adaptation as an adaptation. Something could be a brilliant film, and terrible adaptation.

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Halloween 2020 Recommendations

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Happy spooky season! Today’s post is going to be a little bit different to normal. I’m going to be talking about some spooky recommendations! We’re talking books, films, activities, food… Let’s get going!

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Autumn Favourites 2020

Autumn 2020 Favourites!

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Welcome back to another Favourites post! If you want to have a look at my previous posts, you can find my Spring Favourites here, and my Summer Favourites here. They aren’t really themed seasonally, so hopefully you’ll find some interesting things in those posts!

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I have previously received PR products from Penguin. A Penguin imprint published my edition of Emma.

Many apologies for the delayed post! What with starting my new job, I’ve been falling a little behind on the blog side of things. In the same vein, apologies that some of my posts recently haven’t had images. I’ll try to get myself together by October! Today I’m going back to a post type I haven’t done for a while, and we’re talking film adaptations! My first and only other adaptations post was for Annihilation (2018), which I’ve linked if you’re interested.

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