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The Flight of the Falcon

The Flight of the Falcon

Author(s): Daphne du Maurier

Location(s): Italy

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): 1940s

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It’s an average life for Armino Fabbio, a tour guide. His life changes as he inadvertently becomes involved in a murder of an elderly peasant woman in Rome. He soon discovers that she was the much loved servant in his family many years ago, so he returns to his native town, and there he finds the presence of his brother Aldo, shot down in 1943. In the background are the misdemeanours of Duke Claudio, or the Falcon as he was known, who held cruel sway over the town several centuries earlier. History and the present day permeate the narrative of this startling book.

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