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Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier | A Book Review

‘After the death of her mother, Mary Yellan crosses the windswept Cornish moors to Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. There she finds Patience a changed woman, downtrodden by her violent husband Joss Merlyn. 857 more words


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


Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier is the kind of book that once you get about half way through, you have to keep reading until the end, preferably without stopping. 466 more words

Book Review

Photo : The Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Cornwall

Slap bang in the middle of Bodmin Moor and just off the A30 main road lies a building that is not just famous in Cornwall, but the whole world : The Jamaica Inn. 170 more words


Writer's Quote Wednesday: Daphne du Maurier

Born on this day (May 13) in 1907, Daphne du Maurier was a Cornish author and playwright. Many of her works were adapted into films, including the novel  99 more words


If you can't trust the ground, what can you trust?

I have found my stack of Daphne Du Mauriers, and am re-reading them as an anti-dote to the Proust, Richardson, Dante and Melville… 269 more words


Rebecca's In(n), Jamaica.

“I’ve never been to Jamaica Inn…”
There’s a poem there
But, my brain is not in
(I called it and left an answerphone message; hopefully it will get back to me later – of its own accord!) 29 more words