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  1. Mary Yellan promises her mother on her mother's death bed that she will go and stay with her mother's sister, aunt Patience and her uncle at Jamaica Inn. Things go awry the minute she walks in and as events unfold Mary is pulled into a world of smuggling, wrecking and murder. All she has is her wits (which is more than Aunt Patience has by this time) and has no idea who she can trust. This is set in Cornwall - not far from the Poldark Cornwall of Winston Graham (and Warleggan is mentioned!) - and Jamaica Inn sits halfway between Bodmin and Launceton on the Bodmin Moor. Jamaica Inn
  2. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier - 1938 Rescued Thread - part one of page 1 of 3: #1 24th September 2006, 04:41 PM Hilary Senior Member Join Date: Feb 2005 Location: Lancashire UK Posts: 123 Rebecca Can't find a thread about this book on here. I've just begun Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. I've had it on my shelf for years and, though I loved Jamaica Inn, I've always put off the idea of reading another of hers. Since I couldn't get going with The Frenchman's Creek anyway. But I have to say, I'm loving this so far...has anyone else read it? (Silly question , someone will have!)
  3. restored thread megustaleer 5th May 2006 06:31 PM Synopsis I really enjoyed this book. There are many similarities with the more famous 'Rebecca'. There is a mystery about Ambrose Ashley's death, and his widow is suspected of, among other things, poisoning him. As his nephew Philip struggles with love and suspicion, the reader shares his contradictory views of his cousin Rachel. As in 'Rebecca' the central question is not whodunnit, but the triple one of, did Rachel murderAmbrose, was there anything suspicious about the death of her first husband, and is she trying to poison Philip
  4. I'll Never Be Young Again was Daphne Du Maurier's second book. His treatment of her is very selfish and, having introduced her to fun and sex, his later neglect causes her to seek her 'fun' elsewhere. Richard (Dick) eventually has to grow up, and leave his life of self indulgence. Although this book has some wonderful descriptive passages, especially in the 'Jake' section, I disliked Dick so much that it was a struggle to keep reading it.
  5. I picked this up in a second hand sale, and I've read it while snow-bound. It's an odd book in a way - a fictionalised biography of an ancestor of du Maurier, Mary Anne Clark, who went from being a poor East Ender in London to the Duke of York's mistress at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. She caused a huge amount of scandal and became a celebrity in her day because, let down by the Duke of York, she exposed his corrupt practices in granting favours to those who wanted to join the military. Du Maurier researched the book from the transcripts of the enquiry and later events, and it is a
  6. This is only the second book I've read by Du Maurier, the other being Rebecca and I much preferred this one. In fact this is one of my favourite reads of this year. I loved the premise, drugs as a way of time-travelling and although I think there were a few holes and a lot of unexplained parts what I loved was the quality of the writing. She managed to create such a wonderful atmosphere, her historical detail seemed accurate and the slowness of the plot built suspense as well as a sense of frustration and kept me hooked. I liked the characters and felt as if I knew them and the ending was
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