Rebecca's Tale : The compelling companion to Daphne du Maurier's celebrated classic, Rebecca. April 1951. It is twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter. Twenty years since Manderley, the de Winter family's estate, was destroyed by fire. But Rebecca's tale is just beginning. Colonel Julyan, an old family friend, receives an anonymous package concerning Rebecca. An inquisitive young scholar named Terence Gray appears and stirs up the quiet seaside hamlet with disturbing questions about the past - and with the close ties he soon forges with the Colonel and his eligible daughter, Ellie. Amid bitter gossip and intrigue, the trio begins a search for the real Rebecca and the truth behind her mysterious death.