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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: James Callis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 500 years since Duke Claudio the Falcon lived his brutal life in Ruffano, Italy. Now, the modern-day town has forgotten its violent history. Its university has a shiny new Commerce and Economics building - but have things really changed?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lobstergirl | 2/12/2014

    " I think this was du Maurier's attempt to write something romantic - with Renaissance Italian themes - but also make it current by invoking the campus unrest of the 60s. (At the imaginary University of Ruffino, or was it Ruffano, or Refulgo, or Rafalca, I've already forgotten - two disparate student groups clash, the arts students and the "C & E" students - commerce and economics, sometimes violently.) At the heart of this terribly boring tale lie mysteries of birth, death, and murder, and an Icarus-like flight from a Duomo, or something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 2/10/2014

    " Very different from Rebecca, but I found it an enjoyable read. Du Marier is great at setting scenes, creating atmosphere, and getting in the main character's head. Not your standard romantic, gothic, or mystery novel. A little slow in building suspense, but once it gets going, hold on for the ride. Take an escape from your mundane routine and visit a village in Italy during the 1960's with all kinds of interesting intrigue going on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maria | 2/6/2014

    " Slow in the beginning, picked up around page 100, then slowed down again, and gained speed for the ending. On the last ride to the end, I guessed what would happen. I don't like when I can do that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sorcha | 2/6/2014

    " finally got around to reading it, but after a slow start (I started again), this turned out to be a rather good story of a young man returning to his home town after 20 years away, to find his long lost brother has organised a celebration for Easter Week, that will have fatal consequences for those around him "

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About the Author
Author Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. She has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. Besides novels, du Maurier wrote plays, biographies, and several collections of short fiction. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story “The Birds,” all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.