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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

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Starting, literally, on a dark and stormy night as Mary Yellan journeys to live with her aunt at the remote and foreboding Jamaica Inn, this, alongside Rebecca is arguably Du Maurier’s most famous work. Less well known is that she penned the short stories of The Birds and Don’t Look Now and though now regarded as quite a literary writer, there are few thriller writers to compare to Du Maurier’s twists, turns and tension.

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Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

When her mother dies, Mary Yellan makes the grim journey across bleak Cornish moorland to Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience and her husband, Joss Merlyn. On arriving at the gloomy, threatening inn, with the coachman's warning echoing in her mind, she finds her aunt a cowering shadow, and her uncle a hulking, vicious brute. Even more alarming, Jamaica Inn has no guests and is never open to the public. Mary finds herself powerless to help her aunt, and is drawn unwillingly into the misdeeds of Joss and his accomplices. Even more disturbing are her feelings for Jem, a man she dare not trust ..

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. She began writing short stories and articles in 1928 and in 1931 her first novel, THE LOVING SPIRIT, was published. It was the novel REBECCA that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of all time.

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30th November 1999


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