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3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Set in Cornwall, this is a spell-binding story of the way in which the secrets of the past affect the present. At Treveryan, we enter a house and a landscape familiar to any reader who has dreamed of Manderley. But Angela du Maurier, sister to the more famous Daphne, explores this territory with candour and sensitivity all her own.

This is a story of strong women and weak
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by Truran (first published 1942)
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Oct 13, 2013 Jane rated it really liked it
An elegant manor house, set on the wild Cornish coast; a house that captures the hearts and souls of those who live their. A story of love, secrets, and their consequences, with wonderful gothic overtones.

It might be Manderlay but it isn’t, this is Treveryan. The creation not of Daphne Du Maurier, but her of elder sister, Angela. Two sisters, and two very different writers; but, of course writers with the same background, and with many of the same influences.

Angela’s writing lacks the subtlety,
Nov 07, 2014 Judy rated it it was ok
This Gothic novel set in Cornwall is very much mining the same territory as sister Daphne, making comparisons inevitable. However, this isn't in the same league as Daphne's novels. The story meanders around all over the place and is very slow for much of the book.

There are some enjoyable sections and it's an easy read, but all in all I was disappointed.
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Jun 27, 2015 Sharon Remon Melton rated it it was amazing
So close to Manderlay, but never the less a very good, cant put it down read. Those 2 sisters, knew who to tell a tale, so it goes without saying if you love Daphine's works, you will like this
Mar 06, 2014 Bettie☯ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 3Ms
Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Jane
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Apr 12, 2011 Silvana Rechtenthal rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. Angela du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier' sister, didn't get as known as her sister, but this book shows she was just as good as Daphne in writing. With wonderful settings in Cornwall, Angela builds the story of a family who could never dream of happiness. A really fantastic novel.
Aug 30, 2010 Glenys rated it it was ok
On loan from my sister Gwyneth, I found it fascinating to read this engaging romantic melodrama from Daphne Du Maurier's sister. The same overblown Cornish-Gothic charm but less nuanced, less ambiguous. Very hard to put down!
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