Daphne Du Maurier

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The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier

Earlier this month, I announced that Bina, Chinoiseries (Tze-Wen) and I are reading Du Maurier’s debut novel this month. This is what I think about the book…. What it is: The Loving Spirit is a family saga spanning four generations of the Coombe family. It begins in 1830 with the story of Janet Coombe, a passionate young woman who abandoned … Continue reading

Du Maurier readalong 4 : The Loving Spirit

Hiya, I’m back from holiday but still busy trying to catch up at work. I’ll post some travel pictures when I can find some time again. There are so many happenings in the world of book business. The BBAW appreciation week is on, with different topics each day. I wanted so much to participate but … Continue reading

My Cousin Rachel By Daphne Du Maurier

Bina @ifyoucanreadthis has been my Du Maurier reading buddies since last year. We had read 4 Du Maurier novels together and My Cousin Rachel is the last of the 4 novels in Bina’s compilation. They used to hang men at Four Turnings in the old days.  Not any more, though.  Now, when a murderer pays the … Continue reading

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

When I say this book contains pirates, what would you expect from it? Something similar to the movie Pirates of the Caribbean? Swashbuckling adventure? Romance? Deception? This book has it all! 29- year-old Lady Dona St. Columb is beautiful, headstrong – and bored. Desperate to escape the pomp and ritual of the Restoration Court, she … Continue reading

Daphne Du Maurier Collection

Today I got off work early and went browsing into charity shops near my workplace. I walked into Thames Hospice charity shop and found this lot sitting on the top shelf. The first thought that came to mind is that I love Rebecca and would like to read other Du Maurier titles, but not sure … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)