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Review: Jamaica Inn

Title: Jamaica Inn 

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Rating: ★★★

Provided Synopsis: Her mother’s dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. 397 more words


Rebecca's Song

You knew something was wrong when he hesitated by the graves.

Had those cliffs and waves been seen by one before?
The faded lipstick stains on the wineglass you held, 114 more words



Daphne is a name which somehow has sunk from popularity which is such a shame because it is a lovely name, a really lovely name. I’m not prejudiced even though I have known many lovely Daphnes including my mum’s best friend, bridesmaid and my godmother. 172 more words


Crumpets. Rebecca.

Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread. 681 more words


Sarah Waters: The Paying Guests provides portrait of a crumbling class system

Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Pride and Prejudice, Oliver Twist: Class runs through British artistic endeavour like the Thames flows to the sea.

It is no surprise then that Sarah Waters, one of the highly regarded writers of her generation, is writing about class in her books. 1,058 more words


My Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Uffda….where to start….I found myself at times so aggravated with this book that I wished nothing more to give it a hard throw against a solid brick wall….whilst at the same time, I really found myself enjoying the writing style of du Maurier. 643 more words


Rebecca v. Alena

The novel “Alena” (2014) is a reload of the older novel, “Rebecca,” (1938). I have to preface this with some straight honesty; I love Rebecca. It was on some required reading list or another my freshman year of high school and for some reason it jumped out at me. 1,018 more words