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Arancha reviews ‘My Cousin Rachel’

Posted by MJESUS BALAN FERNANDEZ under Book reviews, General, Intermediate

Review by Arancha Rodríguez Bernardo


Author: Daphne du Maurier

This story was written by Daphne du Maurier and first published in 1951.

This edition was published in 1992 by Heineman elt publishing house at Intermediate level.
It is a thriller where feelings like love and economical interests are dangerously related .

Philip Ashley was only a child when his parents died. His cousin Ambrose, a rich and unmarried man twenty years older than him becomes his guardian and Philip his only heir.

When Philip is twenty two, Ambrose leaves to Italy and meets Rachel, a charming woman. He falls in love with her and they marry.
Everything is perfect until one day when Philip receives a letter where his cousin says he is very ill. When Philip arrives in Ambrose’s house he has already died.
Signor Rainaldi, the man who arranges things for Ambrose and his wife (money, business…) explains to him that the reason of his death was tumour he had in his brain.
But Philiph doesn’t believe it, he thinks there is something more, so he decides to meet Rachel and find out the truth.

What happened to Ambrose?
Have Rachel and Sr.Rainaldi something to do with it?

It is an entertaining story whose end is really unpredictable and surprising.
I definitely recommend it


_45330604_harold_pinter_pa2007_226.jpg British well known playwright Harold Pinter, died on 24 December 2008, at the age of 78.

He wrote more than 30 plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party. His film scripts include The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

He had been awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005 and belonged to the generation of the Angry Young Men.

London’s West End paid tribute to a great literary figure of all times.

Learn more about Harold Pinter

Obituary: Harold Pinter


Posted by Mª José under General

Although he is famous all over the world because of his music, he is also a poet. Just do this exercise based on one of his songs and enjoy yourselves. For more information visit his website.

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