My cousin Rachel, Volume 1

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Gollancz, 1951 - Cousins - 352 pages
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In 1840s Cornwall, young Philip Ashley inherits a fortune from his uncle, who was recently married abroad and died under mysterious circumstances. Philip's pleasant life is disrupted by the sudden arrival of his uncle's beautiful widow, Rachel. Initially planning to send her on her way with a generous pension, he soon finds himself falling in love with her-- even as he begins to suspect that she murdered his uncle and may be plotting the same fate for him.

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Daphne du Maurier has an incredible gift for imagery. - Goodreads
what a dramatic ending! - Goodreads
I love her writing style!!!! - Goodreads
I loved the writing and the characters. - Goodreads
And then the ending again. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

Philip Ashley has always looked up to his older cousin Ambrose as almost a God figure. Ambrose, haven taken in his orphaned cousin when he was just a toddler, has raised him in his image in a male ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

So...Was she or wasn't she? After finishing this book I realize that I have been manipulated by a master, and Im still not quite sure what to think. To create the amount of suspense, foreboding ... Read full review


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About the author (1951)

Daphne duMaurier, born in 1907, lived much of her adult life in Cornwall where she set her most successful novels, including Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn.

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