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‘My Cousin Rachel’ by Daphne du Maurier

My rating: 4 stars

Daphne du Maurier cleverly plays with our perceptions of some of the characters featured in My Cousin Rachel by making us constantly doubt their intentions. 878 more words


Short Stories Challenge 2017 - Monte Verità by Daphne du Maurier from the collection The Birds And Other Stories.

What’s Monte Verità all about?:

The second story in Daphne du Maurier’s collection focuses on a mysterious mountain cult who are promised immortality but there is a price to pay. 605 more words

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Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Star rating: 5/5

Synopsis: A young woman falls quickly for a widower she meets in Monte Carlo, and accompanies him back to his estate in the west country, Manderley. 97 more words


Book Review - My cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

My cousin Rachel. A bewitching and remarkable multi-layered novel.
Warning! Spoilers ahead.
So glad I discovered this book via a book lovers club. Not sure if my write-up qualifies as a full-fledged review rather than as a set of observations and analysis of the story. 1,571 more words

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Book Review: Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca

75 years plus and yet the charm of Daphne’s Rebecca never fades away. This book held me in its feverish grip and I was bound by Daphne’s mystique fictional house aptly named, ‘Manderley’. 308 more words

Poetry With A Bitter Taste In The Mouth

great expectations: thoughts on revisiting classic authors

When first getting into reading classics, like most people I often headed straight for an author’s most well-known and popular work. These books are usually regarded as an author’s ‘best’, the ones you are most likely to enjoy and the ones which will give you the best introduction to their work and style. 542 more words


My Cousin Rachel

5 stars

I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about it, which I am so glad of because I would have had a very different reading experience otherwise. 885 more words

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