by Daphne Du Maurier , Introduction by Sally Beauman
Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 1 May 2003
Number of pages: 352
I threw the piece of paper on the fire. She saw it burn ...Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. In almost no time at all, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious woman like a moth to the flame. And yet ...might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?
What the papers say:
In the same category as REBECCA, but an even more consummate piece of storytelling GUARDIAN From the first page ... the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. Her books, which are set in Cornwall, have nearly all been bestsellers.
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