The House on the Strand
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 biochemical researches. The effect of this drug is to transport Dick from the house at Kilmarth to the Cornwall of the... show more
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 biochemical researches. The effect of this drug is to transport Dick from the house at Kilmarth to the Cornwall of the 14th century. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champernoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. As his time travelling increases, Dick resents more and more the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before ...
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Publish date: May 1st 2003
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
bookshelves: sciences, winter20092010, published-1969, psychology, mystery-thriller, fraudio, britain-england, re-read Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Misfit, Laura Read in December, 2009, read count: 2 Blurb - Dick Young travels into the past, before recalling he was testing a new drug. Psychologic...
I really enjoyed reading this and am looking forward to reading more of Daphne Du Maurier's work. This one was written later in her life, and whether or not that would be apparent to those who have read her other books, I don't know. But I liked her no fuss, no muss style, which made it an interesti...
Du Maurier at her most deliciously creepy. Time travel to 14th century Cornwall via experimental drugs is just not likely to end well, is it? Lots of twists and surprises. I did find I didn't like the protagonist much, but he gets his in the end, so that's all right.
A novel of psychological suspense. This took me a while to get into. The beginning was slow and a little boring. It's the story of Richard Young who is spending his holiday at the vacation home in Cornwall of his closest friend, Magnus Lane. Richard has arrived at the house a few days ahead of his w...
I read Rebecca in high school and remember it as one of my favorite books. I came across this in the library a few days ago and thought I would pick it up. The writing was good and the story was mostly compelling. There are some conveniences (as always) and the plot was a bit transparent at times...