Dona, a reckless Lady of St. Colum, in a fit of disgust to the secular life, which she leads in London, goes to Navron, a secluded estate on the coast of Cornwall, owned by her husband. There she discovers that their house has become a secret refuge of the French pirate, terrifying the entire district. However, meeting him changes Lady St. Colum's perceptions of sea robbers. Instead of a bloodthirsty thug with a team of unhinned scoundrels in front of her is an ironic, brave, educated and very charming man - the one she has been waiting for all her life ...
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Daphne Dumorier's novel (1907-1989) "My Cousin Rachel", according to many critics, is not inferior to the famous "Rebecca", and in some ways surpasses her. It is a perfect example of the development of the tradition of "gothic" and "sensational" novel: detective intrigue is combined with an unusual love drama unfolding against the backdrop of the lyrical landscapes of Cornwall and picturesque paintings of Italy in the forties of the 19th century. With each turn of the plot, the reader is increasingly lost in guesses, who before him - the victim of unfair suspicions or calculating intrigue; but whatever version he leans on, the finale will be unexpected. Published in 1951, the novel instantly became a bestseller, and just a year later the film of the same name was released with Olivia de Havilland and the young Richard Barton; in 1983, a television series was filmed based on the novel.
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A young companion of a capricious elderly American becomes the wife of an impressive English aristocrat Maximilian de Winter, tormented by secret sadness, and arrives with him in his ancestral estate Manderley. In a huge gloomy mansion, both people and walls, and it seems, the air itself reminds the new mistress of her deceased predecessor - the beautiful and sophisticated Rebecca de Winter. The strange behavior of Maximilian, wariness, and sometimes hostility of servants, general innuendo, clearly designed to hide the secret of the death of the former owner Of Manderley, plunge the heroine into awe. After months of painful experiences, she will find out the terrible truth about the past of the inhabitants of Manderley.
Young Englishwoman Mary Jellan, left an orphan, leaves her native village and goes to Aunt Patience. The girl hopes that there will be a soul to the soul to live with her beloved aunt, who remembered her as a resilient beauty-laughter. However, ten years have passed since then, the aunt became the wife of a innkeeper. Terrible things are happening in the restaurant "Jamaica, away from the big road.
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