My Cousin Rachel

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Gollancz, 1951 - Cornwall (England : County) - 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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This is the most delightful book I have read since I can remember! It is brilliantly crafted, beautifully written, so exciting to read and to imagine that maybe one day you too could be as graceful ... Read full review

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I don't think it is quite accurate to call this book a gothic romance. It is more accurate to call it a psychological mystery. A wealthy young man inherits his cousins estate and wants nothing to do ... Read full review


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