The Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca

Carrie Frye · 09/19/14 08:50AM

As kids, the three du Maurier sisters—Angela, Daphne and Jeanne—had a code. Something "wain" was embarrassing, a "crumb" was a boast, a "tell him" was to be boring, to "nim" was to pee. Someone "beady" was observant. All three girls grew up "beady" themselves.