The Years Between
BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER
5 September 2007 — 6 October 2007
It is the Second World War, the charismatic Member of Parliament, Colonel Michael Wentworth, has been reported dead in action. His wife Diana is left having to adapt to a new situation. But the colonel returns. He will expect to find things as they were, but the years between have intervened.
The author of Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and The Birds has written a powerful and pertinent play that ran for over 600 performances in London in 1945 and was made into a film with Michael Redgrave and Valerie Hobson.
"I suddenly realised my life doesn't belong to him any more, it's mine, I can do what I like with it......that sudden sense of freedom - almost as if the years had rolled away and I was young again."