The House On The Strand - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The House On The Strand - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 01/05/2003
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Lurching between 1960s Cornwall and a medieval world of intrigue and scandal, The House on the Strand deploys the well-worn trope of time travel to make more profound statements about social dislocation and dangerous obsession. 

When Dick Young's friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall.

There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. The more time Dick spends consumed in the past, the more he withdraws from the modern world.

With each dose of the drug, his body and mind become addicted to this otherworld, and his attempts to change history bring terror to the present and put his own life in jeopardy.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844080427
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 206 x 136 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier ... She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality - Guardian

No other popular writer has so triumphantly defied classification ... She satisfied all the questionable criteria of popular fiction, and yet satisfied the exacting requirements of "real literature", something very few novelists ever do

Historical science-fiction with heightened emotional drama, a very Oultander-like novel, if you will - Medium

The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier. . . . She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times

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“Sci-fi meets historical fiction with a sprinkling of horror for good measure”

I picked this up on a complete whim and I am very glad I did. It was in the horror section of my local library which, having read it doesn't quite fit (for me anyway), as it seems more of a sci-fi/historical... More

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