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The House on the Strand
by Daphne du Maurier | Literature & Fiction
Registered by pinkoeria of Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on 11/14/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by elstaplador): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by pinkoeria from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 14, 2009

9 out of 10

Great novel. From the back:

Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a 'guinea-pig' for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his bio-physical researches.

The effect of the drug is to transport him from the house at Kilmart to the Cornwall of the fourteenth century. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champernoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. As his time travelling increases, Dick resents more and more the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world centuries before... 


Journal Entry 2 by pinkoeria at RABCK in Toronto, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Saturday, November 14, 2009

This book has not been rated.

Released 7 yrs ago (11/14/2009 UTC) at RABCK in Toronto, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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Sent as RABCK to lils74.

This book is released as part of The "THE" Release Challenge. 


Journal Entry 3 by pinkoeria from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Just making a journal entry to modify the wild release to a controlled release. 


Journal Entry 4 by pinkoeria at Toronto, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Saturday, November 14, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (11/15/2009 UTC) at Toronto, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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Sent as RABCK to lils74.

Released as part of the THE release challenge. 


Journal Entry 5 by lils74 from Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Tuesday, January 05, 2010

This book has not been rated.

Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise, ckochlourens! I will look forward to reading this, and I hope that you also enjoy Hello Bunny Alice! 


Journal Entry 6 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

8 out of 10

Just finished this tonight. I started this--several times--over the nearly two years since I first received it, and for some reason found it a bit boring and hard to get into. The writing is really good, though, and it is an author I've been interested in, so I started it again recently in a personal challenge to clear my older TBRs, as I didn't want to give up on it. It was still slow reading, but I kept with it. Then suddenly, when I got to the halfway point the other day, it became totally compulsive and I just wanted to know what happened and sped through the second half. The book is so well written that the characters feel amazingly real, even though the subject matter is time travel, the way everyone behaves feels natural and realistic. And now that it's over, I feel a little bereft, and like I wish the story would continue. Altogether, a great read that I'm glad I finally took the time to get into. Thank you again, Pinkoeria!  


Journal Entry 7 by lils74 at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal on Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (4/22/2012 UTC) at Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal

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Mailed this out today for the wishlist tag game--I hope you enjoy it! Happy travels, little book. Go far and make people happy! 


Journal Entry 8 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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thankyou lils74 for tagging me with this book ;0) 


Journal Entry 9 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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I really enjoyed this book. I love these time travel/slip stories. I ound that once I picked the book up I couldnt put it down, I especially enjoyed the parts of the story that were set in the past. The only thing that let the story down for me was that I would have liked to have known a bit more about what happened to Isolda. But all in all a great read. 


Journal Entry 10 by 3vie at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (6/13/2012 UTC) at Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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This book starts it's journey as part of the Intl. BookXerpting! Hope you enjoy the book ;0) 


Journal Entry 11 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Received in the Xerpting - thank you! 


Journal Entry 12 by elstaplador at Woking, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, September 10, 2012

9 out of 10

A proper old-fashioned time-travel book, sub-genre voluntary but limited, of the sort that I used to love, with a very du Maurier unreliable narrator. The local history was evidently researched very thoroughly, but the book wore its learning lightly. I found myself captivated not so much by the fourteenth century parts, as the narrator was, but by his obsession with the past and the way it slowly destroyed his marriage, his health, and perhaps his sanity. Wonderfully chilling last line. 


Journal Entry 13 by elstaplador at Clapham Junction Station platform 10 in -- Trains, Tube, Buses --, Greater London United Kingdom on Monday, September 10, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (9/10/2012 UTC) at Clapham Junction Station platform 10 in -- Trains, Tube, Buses --, Greater London United Kingdom

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