[ Epub ] ❧ The Flight of the Falcon Author Daphne du Maurier – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Flight of the Falcon Master Storyteller Daphne Du Maurier, Bestselling Author Of Rebecca, Conjures A Chilling Tale In Which The Line Between Good And Evil Is Blurred And Suspicions Run Rampant An Ever Charming Italian Courier, Armino Fabbio Finds His Life Wildly Shaken Up When A Mysterious Murder Compels Him To Return To His Birthplace Ruffano To Investigate The Victim S Identity.Haunted By Its Violent Past And A Sinister Former Duke Known As The Falcon, His Home Is Embroiled In Scandal And Unrest As Justice Is Sought In Deadly Ways At The Center Of The Controversy Is Someone Armino Never Could Have Fathomed, Pulling Him Into The Heart Of The Conflict And Revealing Dark Family Secrets And The True Selves Of Those Closest To Him.


10 thoughts on “The Flight of the Falcon

  1. says:

    It s never too early for Venice Fabbio or Beo, short for beato or blessed in Italian , is engaged in a flight without purpose Fabbio, was the courier of Sunshine Toursin Italy His group was about to begin their second day of morning shopping followed by lunch refreshed from a night sleep when it s discovered that there has been a murder off the via Sicilian. within 100 yards of the Hotel Splendido where they were staying A woman was found stabbed on the church steps It s never too early for Venice Fabbio or Beo, short for beato or blessed in Italian , is engaged in a flight without purpose Fabbio, was the courier of Sunshine Toursin Italy His group was about to begin their second day of morning shopping followed by lunch refreshed from a night sleep when it s discovered that there has been a murder off the via Sicilian. within 100 yards of the Hotel Splendido where they were staying A woman was found stabbed on the church steps at 5 AM in the morning Two English teachers from London on the bus tour, were upset because they feel they could ve saved her, because they saw her sleeping there at 9 PM the night before The night before, just before everyone was retiring...


  2. says:

    4.5 starsI have had moments in my life, as has everyone, when something in memory clicks, when we are aware of a sensation of what the French call d j vu Somewhere, some time, and God alone knew when, I had seen that bowed posture, the ample drapery spread, the arms folded, the head buried under the weight of shawls But not in Rome My vision lay elsewhere The memory was childhood s, blotted out by the years between Armino Fabbio, while in Rome carrying out the mundane duties as courier 4.5 starsI have had moments in my life, as has everyone, when something in memory clicks, when we are aware of a sensation of what the French call d j vu Somewhere, some time, and God alone knew when, I had seen that bowed posture, the ample drapery spread, the arms folded, the head buried under the weight of shawls But not in Rome My vision lay elsewhere The memory was childhood s, blotted out by the years between Armino Fabbio, while in Rome carrying...


  3. says:

    The Flight of the Falcon is an all but forgotten masterpiece, a late novel written in 1965 by Daphne du Maurier Most critics never seem to have attempted to get beyond its superficial mystery story The New Yorker called itextraordinarily dull , and it was not even mentioned in her obituary inThe TimesYet it is quite an extraordinary piece of writing, not my personal favourite, but her most ambitious and perhaps her greatest novel, comparable with one by Iris Murdoch I come away feeling The Flight of the Falcon is an all but forgotten masterpiece, a late novel written in 1965 by Daphne du Maurier Most critics never seem to have attempted to get beyond its superficial mystery story The New Yorker called itextraordinarily dull , and it was not even mentioned in h...


  4. says:

    3.5 stars The proud shall be stripped the haughty violated the slanderer silenced, the serpent die in its own venom This book was fascinating not so much for the story telling but for the themes Of loss, of insanity, of obsession, of our own histories and how they influence our present The book was gothic and sinister,the characters difficult to empathise with I feel this story is bigger and deeper than my understandin...


  5. says:

    No one could walk by night for fear of the of Falcon s sudden descent into the city when, aided by his followers, he would seize and ravage Oooh, I just love Du Maurier, she always delivers the goods Armino Fabbio is working for Sunshine tours and while in Rome with his beef and barbarians Americans and Brits he comes across a down and out woman at the steps of a church, a woman who reminds him of someone from his childhood Taking pity he slips her some money, but she later ends ...


  6. says:

    Du Maurier is good, even at her least suspenseful And the plot here was not one that held any surprise for me But her town descriptions and the campus were spot on It s certainly not my favorite, and I had read it before About 1 3rd of the way through I remembered most of it Some writing becomes extremely mindset dated on a reread after decades T...


  7. says:

    I read this with a buddy group on GR and am so thankful I did They added so many layers to it that I would have missed if I hadn t been reading it with them Nobody but nobody writes atmosphere like Daphne DuMaurier and, in this one, I actually heard music being played in the background.


  8. says:

    I adore the writing of Daphne du Maurier She blends suspense, moving description and psychological intrigue in a way that few other writers have mastered The Flight of the Falcon is not one of heracclaimed works, it is largely overlooked, but I have always thought it one of the best There is a deeper meaning hidden within its pages, that would appear to me to be about temptation, self illusion, the struggle of good and evil within a man, and the importance of being willing to dare and t I adore the writing of Daphne du Maurier She blends suspense, moving description and psychological intrigue in a way that few other writers have mastered The Flight of the Falcon is not one of heracclaimed works, it is largely overlooked, but I have always thought it one of the best There is a deeper meaning hidden within its pages, that would app...


  9. says:

    Armino Fabbio ne Donati was the youngest son of Aldo Donati and Francesca Rossi His father was the superintendent of the ducal palace in Ruffano and he grew up with all the tales of the mad Duke Claudio, the Falcon , who had run the city in the 16th century Evidently the Duke had some form of God complex he had a painting commissioned where he took the place of Christ and he believed that it was up to him alone to mete out justice to the citzenry for any perceived slight, misdemeanour o Armino Fabbio ne Donati was the youngest son of Aldo Donati and Francesca Rossi His father was the superintendent of the ducal palace in Ruffano and he grew up with all the tales of the mad Duke Claudio, the Falcon , who had run the city in the 16th century Evidently the Duke had some form of God complex he had a painting commissioned where he took the place of Christ and he believed that it was up to him alone to mete out justice to the citzenry for any perceived slight, misdemeanour or crime For example, a page boy o...


  10. says:

    Read the novel as part of a group read here on Goodreads This is one novel by du Maurier that I wasn t aware of but the synopsis sounded interesting It s not the best du Maurier novel, doesn t come close to some of her other work I enjoyed the setting and the descriptions of the town of Ruffano the history and its inhabitants The mystery component wasn t as tightly woven as with other novels The sinister overtones weren t maintained throughout which is a t...


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