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Sound Problems? Jamaica Inn me crazy, man...

I don’t normally like period costume dramas, but I watched the BBC One adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s bedside paper wedge Jamaica Inn several weeks ago and loved it. 1,004 more words


False Lights

A Tale of Salvaging History from the Wreck of Cultural Myth

Despite having lived in Cornwall for a while now I am still intrigued by the romanticism suggested by its rugged coastline and find myself drawn to the fantastic stories that accompany it. 2,424 more words


TV spotlight: Jamaica Inn

BBC One9pm

The BBC’s new adaption of Daphne Du Maurier’s atmospheric tale is fresh and absorbing, albeit confusing.

Written by Emma Frost – the same who gave us the never-ending… 267 more words


Jamaica Inn - a booktrail

To celebrate the BBC adaptation of a classic – Jamaica Inn, we decided to do a little booktrail of the novel and its setting. Cornwall  - Bodmin Moor where the Inn still exists is some place and to take a copy of Jamaica Inn with you –  you will definitely see the setting through Du Maurier’s eyes. 735 more words


The Anti-Diary

Today is Easter Sunday, but I’m not religious.

My mum doesn’t like to commercialise a religious holiday, so we don’t pretend there’s an Easter bunny, but we do hide eggs because we like the chocolate and they celebrate new life. 293 more words

TV Crime Log: Fargo, Jamaica

You’d expect Easter to deliver up some televisual goodies, and next weekend duly serves up the beginning of two very different crime series.

Fargo, which begins on Sunday night, is a bit of an oddity. 480 more words


Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier

So I’ve just finished reading Jamaica Inn. I loved it. It was really easy to read (always a bonus with classic books, as sometimes they can be hard work), had a really good story and great characters. 1,465 more words