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The House on the Strand

 
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: The House on the Strand Reply with quote

I have just finished reading, for the fourth time, this terrific book by Daphne du Maurier. It's set in the south of Cornwall in the 1960s and also the fourteenth century.

In it Dick the hero agrees to try out a drug developed by his university friend Magnus which has the effect of transporting him back to the past for a period of hours. During his several trips he becomes increasingly obsessed by the characters he observes (although unseen by them), particularly the steward Roger Kylmerth who had owned the cottage in which Dick is staying, and the beautiful unhappy Isolda.

As the story unfolds, the past and the present become intertwined in Dick's mind as he does his best to locate the buildings he sees in the past in the much-altered terrain of the present day.

I love it! Has anyone else read it?


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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No but it does sound interesting.I have a few books to get through but will look outr for this

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