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Rebecca 

Where do I start and what do I say and how do I say ?! 😍

A beautifully written plot, gripping characterization and and and the house Manderley. 165 more words

Jamaica Inn, that's what it is

A few weeks ago I visited Cornwall for the wedding of one of my partner’s friends. I’ve only been once before but it definitely ranks as one of England’s most notable counties with many places of great natural beauty. 2,707 more words

Top Ten Tuesday: facts about me

​It’s been a while since my last TTT post. I let them slide back in March and have been waiting for a good reason to go back; this week’s theme is ideal since it’s pretty vague and doesn’t involve racking my brains for ten books that tenuously fit the given topic! 301 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

The House Between Tides, by Sarah Maine

I thoroughly enjoy a good Gothic romance, with Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca still one of the greatest. The House Between Tides has the right elements, but somehow it seems to shy away from the full emotional melodrama that gives a good Gothic its flavour.  238 more words

Romance

Daphne du Maurier - Don't Look Now and Other Stories

Title: Don’t Look Now and Other Stories
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Published: 2006, Penguin (Originally published in 1971)

About fifteen years ago, I visited Fowey in Cornwall, home of Daphne du Maurier from about 1943 and also the location of the… 2,589 more words

Reviews

Marie's Reading: "Under the Harrow" by Flynn Berry

Here’s a sentence that I’ve overused in the past year: “Girl on the Train fans, this one’s for you!”

This one’s creepier and darker than… 261 more words

Book Reviews

Roll and thunder and hiss

Other people’s words about … the sea (again)

I could see the sea from the terrace, and the lawns. It looked grey and uninviting, great rollers sweeping in to the bay past the beacon on the headland.

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