The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Employed at a doll factory, Iris spends her days yearning for a better life. While her twin sister Rose appears satisfied with the drudgery that marks their days, Iris secretly harbours a desire to become a painter. One day, she gets invited to model for an artist of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a society of unconventionalContinue reading “The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal”

I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier

Richard has never felt more ostracized and lonely before. When he is about to give up and end his life, a stranger steps in, giving him the chance to look at life differently. In Jake’s company, Richard embarks on an adventure. Daphne du Maurier’s 2nd novel is as much a portrait of the unchanging natureContinue reading “I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier”

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Phillip Ashley has only ever known a semblance of filial attachment from being taken under his older cousin’s wing. So when Ambrose gets married to a stranger he met in Florence, Phillip can’t help but detest Rachel for coming between them. Soon, he begins receiving letters from Ambrose that indicate their marriage is in trouble.Continue reading “My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier”

The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier

Set in the French countryside in the 20th century, The Scapegoat is a story of doppelgängers, John and Jean. When the two meet by accident, John had been leading a life as a university professor; his lack of motivation and low self-worth marring all his actions. But when he wakes up after a night ofContinue reading “The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier”

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Prepared to fulfil her mother’s dying wish, Mary Yellan heads to Jamaica Inn to live with her aunt Patience. She soon realizes that her aunt’s life is nothing like they’d thought; her marriage with Joss Merlyn is far from the rosy picture she’d painted in her letter. As days pass, Mary unwittingly becomes intrigued byContinue reading “Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier”