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Application to membership: Daphne Du Maurier fanclub

Had it not been for my insatiable interest in the uncommon, the Gothic and the antiquated (as found in Jamaica Inn), I would have dismissed… 345 more words


Daphne du Maurier

Almost immediately after my Agatha Christie phase, I went into a Daphne du Maurier phase. Her “Rebecca” was gifted to me when I was in seventh or eight grade, and it continues to be one of my favourite books. 85 more words


Blogtober 1, 2016: Blogtober is back!

It’s October 1st! So that means, it’s another year of Blogtober! I missed last year, so I am very excited to get back to it this year. 179 more words


Jamaica Inn - Cornwall

The Jamaica Inn is located in one of the most fascinating regions of the country in the remote Bodmin Moor. And if it wasn’t Cornwall`s most famous smugglers inn… 360 more words


August Wrap-Up! :)

Hi! I realise we’re already well into September already but oh well, I’ve seen practically everyone do one of these posts and, as I’m trying to avoid thinking about entering my last year of school before University (eek!), I thought I’d do a wrap-up of all the books I managed to read during August. 842 more words

Don't Look at the Camera

Since I’ve been writing about those moments when characters can’t quite help but look at the machinery observing them, and by so doing make eye contact with the audience, documentarist Harry Watt’s memoir… 972 more words


CLASSIC YA MONTH: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart

I first read this book as a teenager and although my memories of the story are not at all clear, I have vivid recollections of the murderous inn keeper, smuggling, the danger of the sea and the courage of the heroine Mary Yellan. 369 more words