Castle Dor - Daphne Du Maurier, Arthur Quiller-Couch

Well, this is not off to a good start.


There are three pages of a prologue and I unabashedly admit that I haven´t understood a single word of what was happening in the prologue. There´s a birth in a forge situated near Castle Dor and the doctor, instead of helping the poor woman to deliver the child, is sitting on an earth mound in front of the castle and he is thinking things ... or has premonitions ... or some such. I don´t know. This was really confusing, tbh.


Other than that I haven´t gotten a feel for the story and characters just yet. But a young woman meeting a young guy, while being married to an old dude, lends itself to some serious drama.