The House on the Strand Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

The House on the Strand


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 0812217268

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The House on the Strand Excerpt :

Taking a hallucinogenic drug enables a man to travel into the past.

The House on the Strand Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The House on the Strand


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316252997

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The House on the Strand Excerpt :

Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his scientific research. When Dick samples Magnus's potion, he finds himself doing the impossible: traveling through time while staying in place, thrown all the way back into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction wear off after several hours, but its effects are intoxicating and Dick cannot resist his newfound powers. As his journeys increase, Dick begins to resent the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before, and the home of the beautiful Lady Isolda... "The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier."-New York Times

The House On The Strand Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

The House On The Strand


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405518093

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The House On The Strand Excerpt :

When Dick Young's friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. The more time Dick spends consumed in the past, the more he withdraws from the modern world. With each dose of the drug, his body and mind become addicted to this otherworld, and his attempts to change history bring terror to the present and put his own life in jeopardy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier. . . . She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times

The Savage Instinct Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Savage Instinct


  • Author : Marjorie DeLuca
  • Publisher : Inkshares
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781947848689

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The Savage Instinct Excerpt :

In the lineage of Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace, The Savage Instinct is the chilling story of one woman's struggle for her sanity, set against the backdrop of the arrest and trial of Mary Ann Cotton, England’s first female serial killer. England, 1873. Clara Blackstone has just been released after one year in a private asylum for the insane. Clara has two goals: to reunite with her husband, Henry, and to never—ever—return to the asylum. As she enters Durham, Clara finds her carriage surrounded by a mob gathered to witness the imprisonment of Mary Ann Cotton—England’s first female serial killer—accused of poisoning nearly twenty people, including her husbands and children. Clara soon finds the oppressive confinement of her marriage no less terrifying than the white-tiled walls of Hoxton. And as she grows increasingly suspicious of Henry’s intentions, her fascination with Cotton grows. Soon, Cotton is not just a notorious figure from the headlines, but an unlikely confidante, mentor—and perhaps accomplice—in Clara’s struggle to protect her money, her freedom and her life.

London s  Golden Mile  Book

London s Golden Mile


  • Author : Manolo Guerci
  • Publisher : Paul Mellon Centre
  • Release Date : 2021-10-22
  • Genre: ARCHITECTURE
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 191310723X

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London s Golden Mile Excerpt :

A reconstruction of the 'Strand palaces', where England's early-modern and post-Reformation elites jostled to build and furnish new, secular cathedrals This book reconstructs the so-called "Strand palaces"--eleven great houses that once stood along the Strand in London. Between 1550 and 1650, this was the capital's "Golden Mile" home to a unique concentration of patrons and artists, and where England's early-modern and post-Reformation elites jostled to establish themselves by building and furnishing new, secular cathedrals. Their inventive, eclectic, and yet carefully-crafted mix of vernacular and continental features not only shaped some of the greatest country houses of the day, but also the image of English power on the world stage. It also gave rise to a distinctly English style, which was to become the symbol of a unique architectural period. The product of almost two decades of research, and benefitting from close archival investigation, this book brings together an incredible array of unpublished sources that sheds new light on one of the most important chapters in London's architectural history, and on English architecture more broadly.

Rebecca Book
Score: 4
From 1,077 Ratings

Rebecca


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316323703

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Rebecca Excerpt :

The classic Gothic suspense novel by Daphne du Maurier -- winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century -- is now a Netflix film starring Lily James and Armie Hammer. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King

Mary Anne Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Mary Anne


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316323710

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Mary Anne Excerpt :

"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.

The House on Vesper Sands Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The House on Vesper Sands


  • Author : Paraic O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781951142254

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The House on Vesper Sands Excerpt :

Named an Indie Next Pick, Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’s Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," and one of Oprah Daily's Best Historical Novels of 2021 "Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." —Helen MacDonald, author of Vesper Flights London, 1893: high up in a house on a dark, snowy night, a lone seamstress stands by a window. So begins the swirling, serpentine world of Paraic O’Donnell’s Victorian-inspired mystery, the story of a city cloaked in shadow, but burning with questions: why does the seamstress jump from the window? Why is a cryptic message stitched into her skin? And how is she connected to a rash of missing girls, all of whom seem to have disappeared under similar circumstances? On the case is Inspector Cutter, a detective as sharp and committed to his work as he is wryly hilarious. Gideon Bliss, a Cambridge dropout in love with one of the missing girls, stumbles into a role as Cutter’s sidekick. And clever young journalist Octavia Hillingdon sees the case as a chance to tell a story that matters—despite her employer’s preference that she stick to a women’s society column. As Inspector Cutter peels back the mystery layer by layer, he leads them all, at last, to the secrets that lie hidden at the house on Vesper Sands. By turns smart, surprising, and impossible to put down, The House on Vesper Sands offers a glimpse into the strange undertow of late nineteenth-century London and the secrets we all hold inside us.

Rebecca Book
Score: 4
From 2,809 Ratings

Rebecca


  • Author : Daphne Du Maurier
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: De Winter, Maximilian (Fictitious character)
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : 1408276518

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The Strand Prophecy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Strand Prophecy


  • Author : J. B. B. Winner
  • Publisher : Howler Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780979054853

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The Strand Prophecy Excerpt :

An adventure novel about a dark superhero, whose past has obligated him to become the protector of the innocent.

End of the World House Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

End of the World House


  • Author : Adrienne Celt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982169503

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End of the World House Excerpt :

Groundhog Day meets Ling Ma’s Severance in End of the World House, a thought-provoking comedic novel about two young women trying to save their friendship as the world collapses around them. Bertie and Kate have been best friends since high school. Bertie is a semi-failed cartoonist, working for a prominent Silicon Valley tech firm. Her job depresses her, but not as much as the fact that Kate has recently decided to move from San Francisco to Los Angeles. When Bertie’s attempts to make Kate stay fail, she suggests the next-best thing: a trip to Paris that will hopefully distract the duo from their upcoming separation. The vacation is also a sort of last hurrah, coming during a ceasefire in a series of escalating world conflicts. One night in Paris, they meet a strange man in a bar who offers them a private tour of the Louvre. The women find themselves alone in the museum, where nothing is quite as it seems. Caught up in a day that keeps repeating itself, Bertie and Kate are eventually separated, and Bertie is faced with a mystery that threatens to derail everything. In order to make her way back to Kate, Bertie has to figure out how much control she has over her future—and her past—and how to survive an apocalypse when the world keeps refusing to end.

The Brothers Vonnegut Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Brothers Vonnegut


  • Author : Ginger Strand
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374711542

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The Brothers Vonnegut Excerpt :

Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control experiments meant to make deserts bloom and farmers flourish. While Kurt writes zippy press releases, Bernard builds silver-iodide generators and attacks clouds with dry ice. His experiments attract the attention of the government; weather proved a decisive factor in World War II, and if the military can control the clouds, fog, and snow, they can fly more bombing missions. Maybe weather will even be the "New Super Weapon." But when the army takes charge of his cloud-seeding project (dubbed Project Cirrus), Bernard begins to have misgivings about the harmful uses of his inventions, not to mention the evidence that they are causing alarming changes in the atmosphere. In a fascinating cultural history, Ginger Strand chronicles the intersection of these brothers' lives at a time when the possibilities of science seemed infinite. As the Cold War looms, Bernard's struggle for integrity plays out in Kurt's evolving writing style. The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists.

Jamaica Inn Book
Score: 3.5
From 55 Ratings

Jamaica Inn


  • Author : Daphne Du Maurier
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-16
  • Genre: Cornwall (England : County)
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 034900658X

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Jamaica Inn Excerpt :

In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother's dying wish was that she take refuge there, with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind: Jamaica Inn has a desolate power, and behind it's crumbling walls Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband. When Mary discovers the inn's dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything she could possibly imagine, and she is forced to collude in her uncle's murderous schemes. Against her will, she finds herself powerfully attracted to her uncle's brother, a man she dares not trust.

The House of Arden Book

The House of Arden


  • Author : E. Nesbit
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-06-17
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781528787550

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The House of Arden Excerpt :

“The House of Arden” is a 1908 children's novel written by English poet and author Edith Nesbit. The story revolves around Edred and Elfrida Arden, two children from a poor background who inherit an old, run-down castle and attempt to track down their lost family fortunes which would enable them to restore it to its former glory. Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was an English poet and author. She is perhaps best remembered for her children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prophet's Mantle” (1885), “Something Wrong” (1886), and “The Marden Mystery” (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Don t Look Now Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Don t Look Now


  • Author : Daphne du Maurier
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316253642

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Don t Look Now Excerpt :

"Daphne du Maurier is in a class by herself." --New York Times A married couple on holiday in Venice are caught up in a sinister series of events. A lonely schoolmaster is impelled to investigate a mysterious American couple. A young woman loses her cool when she confronts her father's old friend on a lonely island. A party of British pilgrims meet strange phenomena and possible disaster in the Holy Land. A scientist abandons his scruples while trying to tap the energy of the dying mind. Collecting five stories of mystery and slow, creeping horror, Daphne Du Maurier's Don't Look Now and Other Stories showcases her unique blend of sympathy and spinetingling suspense.