My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780349009858
Format: PDF
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Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have caused Ambrose's death?

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252964
Format: PDF, ePub
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Daphne du Maurier's classic novel of lust, suspicion, and obsession--now a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, and Philip grows to love Ambrose's grand estate as much as he does. But the cozy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries a mysterious distant cousin named Rachel--and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. But when she arrives at the estate, Rachel seems to be a different woman from the one described in Ambrose's letters. Beautiful, sophisticated, and magnetic, Philip cannot help but feel drawn to Rachel. And yet, questions still linger: might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death? And how, exactly, did Ambrose die? As Philip pursues the answers to these questions, he realizes that his own fate could hang in the balance.

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 1405518073
Format: PDF
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Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822207979
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Presents a dramatization of the novel in which Philip Ashley, inheriting his uncle's guest house in Cornwall, is visited by his uncle's young widow, "cousin" Rachel, whose charm and grace soon wins over Philip, to unsettling results.

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523824
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Includes Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's best-known and bestselling novel, is the classic tale of a young woman who marries handsome widower Maxim de Winter and moves to his great house at Manderley in Cornwall, only to find that all is not as it first seems . . . In My Cousin Rachel, Philip Ashley, an orphan raised by his benevolent cousin Ambrose, is drawn into the orbit of Ambrose's beautiful, mysterious new wife Rachel.

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780575052758
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Philip Ashley's beloved guardian and cousin Ambrose married suddenly whilst abroad, Philip was understandably jealous. But when Ambrose died in Italy, Philip was heartbroken. He was also wracked with suspicion of Rachel, Ambrose'sidow, as Ambrose's most recent letters had hinted he no longer trusted his wife. And so Philip prepares to meet his cousin'sidow with hatred in his heart. But when Rachel comes to Cornwall, Philip sees what Ambrose saw, and falls disastrously in love. It is a love tormented by doubts as the contradictions in Rachel's behaviour grows. Is she the tragic angel of his dreams or the mercenary poisoner of his nightmares? And how can Philip ever be certain which?

Mary Anne

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316323713
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This novel catches fire." --New York Times She set men's hearts on fire and scandalized a country. An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her station: she will become the mistress to a royal duke. In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England. A vivd portrait of sex, ambition, and corruption, Mary Anne is set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on Daphne du Maurier's own great-great-grandmother.

Some Tests

Author: Wayne Macauley
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1925410293
Format: PDF
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It begins with the normally healthy Beth—aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and em—feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. ‘There are a few things here that aren’t quite right,’ says Dr Yi, ‘and sometimes it is these little wrongnesses that can lead us to the bigger wrongs that matter.’ Beth is sent on to Dr Twoomey for more tests. Then to another specialist, and another...Referral after referral sees her bumped from suburb to suburb, bewildered, joining busloads of people all clutching white envelopes and hoping for answers. But what is actually wrong with Beth—is anything, in fact, wrong with her? And what strange forces are at work in the system? As the novel reaches its stunning climax, we realise how strange these forces are. Unnerving and brilliant, Some Tests is about waking up one morning and finding your ordinary life changed forever. Wayne Macauley is the author of the acclaimed novels Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story, The Cook and Demons. The Cook was shortlisted for a Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award. ‘Macauley has published some of the most memorable fiction going in this country. His books and stories are satirical fables in which the properties are recognisably contemporary and Australian...His narratives [can] take off into the bizarre without ever losing their cool.’ The Age ‘A darkly surreal tale of how illness of any kind turns a person’s world inside out—and a philosophical lament at the alienating effects of modern medical systems. This is Macauley at his brilliant, poetic best, using the fable form to broadcast an existential wake-up call to his readers, asking us to reconsider how we live and die—but at the same time, as the best art does, reminding us that we do not suffer alone.’ Ceridwen Dovey ‘Some Tests is a completely unique offering among the recent spate of books about illness, death and Western medicine. With eerie touches of strangeness that quickly progress to the surreal, Macauley turns the mundane consultation into utterly compelling reading. You will never see a waiting room the same way.’ Readings ‘Despite its subject matter, humour and warmth are woven into the deceptively uncomplicated writing. There’s a large range of characters, but Macauley gives each of the important ones definition and life.’ Otago Daily Times ‘The novel raises timely and important questions.’ SA Weekend ‘Unnerving and brilliant.’ Outthere ‘Wayne Macauley is an entertaining satirist who mercilessly exposes Australian follies, and I like his novels very much.’ ANZ Lit Lovers ‘In his new novel, Some Tests...There is an anger here transformed into bemusement, which in turn finds a darker, more surreal form...Though Macauley’s allegorical prowess remains undimmed, this is perhaps the most straightforward and direct book he’s written...[A] compelling style...The shock of the familiar, vividly portrayed.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Wayne Macauley’s eclectic new novel, Some Tests, tackles the topic of death in a surreal way.’ Guardian ‘For something that’s built on such a high concept idea, Macauley manages to bring a lot of tension out of the narrative. Its clear goals and problems are refreshing, the prose itself clear and unadorned—Macauley has a gift for rendering tedium in a very readable fashion.’ Kill Your Darlings

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783193859
Format: PDF, Docs
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Shrubs of broom grow black and twisted As if by Devil's fingers And the wind that never ceases, Like a chorus from the dead. Those who lived here it's for certain, would grow dark and tortured too' In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor, young Mary Yellen soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of night. But worse is yet to come as Mary finds herself helplessly ensnared in the deadly activities taking place around her. Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Jamaica Inn has all the hallmarks of a great adventure classic — murder, mystery and malevolence. Jamaica Inn was produced at the Salisbury Playhouse in May 2004 and was followed by a UK tour.