Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have masterminded Ambrose's death?
* Du Maurier launch spearheads the Virago 30th Birthday celebrations * National and regional press ad campaign in May highlighting consumer competition to win a holiday in a National Trust cottage in Du Maurier country - all copies stickered with details *Full range of POS material * Major feature on www.virago.co.uk * High-profile presence at the LBF in March and the Du Maurier festival in May * Submitted for trade promotions
'In the same category as REBECCA, but an even more consummate piece of storytelling' GUARDIAN 'From the first page ... the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. Her books, which are set in Cornwall, have nearly all been bestsellers.