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In The Spotlight: Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. There’s sometimes quite an overlap between what we think of as the Gothic novel, and what we think of as crime fiction. 1,291 more words


Singing Smugglers

Come to think of it, there’s a good deal of fiction set in XVIIIth and Early XIXth Century England that deals with smuggling… Daphne Du Maurier… 439 more words


And All the Sinners Saints*

In an interesting post at Col’s Criminal Library, Col makes the point that criminals can be interesting, even engaging, protagonists – at least as interesting as ‘good guys.’ I think he has a well-taken point. 1,171 more words


TTT: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies). I’m a BIG library girl, so I’m going to modify it to be specifically books I own. 171 more words



I mentioned in my first post that both Daphne du Maurier and Dodie Smith are big inspirations for this blog and in my life. If you know me, then I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about them, but there’s no denying just how much of an inspiration these books have had on my life. 192 more words




Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Genre: Romance

First Published: 1938

Page Count: 380

Type: Paperback

Film/ TV Adaptation: Yes*

Rating: 4/5 Stars

A great mystery that has and will continue to stand the test of time. 490 more words


June 2015

The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall by Daphne du Maurier

Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick

The Blue Lantern by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

The Awakening by Kate Chopin… 37 more words