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Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
"A fine romantic tale...rich in suspense and surprise." --New York Times Book ReviewOn a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.
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Andrew65
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This was a very enjoyable read, but it was not n the same class as Rebecca, but then very little is. Some good atmospheric writing, but just feel the actions of some characters stretches belief a touch in places. One of the main characters is really too stereotypical. However despite this I did enjoy this read and would give it 4 stars. Thanks to @Lcsmcat for her company in the buddy read, keeps you honest and great to read with someone else. 👏👏

whatsthEStorey Have you read Frenchmen‘s Creek? It‘s on my list to reread, it used to be a favorite. I‘ll have to see if it stands up to time! 1w
Andrew65 @whatsthEStorey No not read that one yet. Looks like I need to read this one next. 1w
TheAromaofBooks I really didn't enjoy this one at all - so depressing, I thought, with a very dreary outlook on the instinctive nature of men, women, and love. Atmospheric but not compelling. I need to pick up another du Maurier, since Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel are the only other two I've read. 1w
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Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Frenchmen‘s Creek seems a possibility. @whatsthEStorey @Lcsmcat (edited) 1w
gradcat This is one book where I think the movie is actually better. But it‘s an oldie—1939! Hitchcock directed it. It‘s sooo good! Great review! ♥️ 6d
Andrew65 @gradcat I‘ve noticed the full 1939 is available on YouTube so I intend watching it at some point. Will let you know what I think of it when I watch it. 😍 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB @gradcat @Crazeedi Health Update. Unfortunately all healthy eating etc made no difference at all to my elevated bilirubin levels. Disappointed with this given effort put into it! Doctor thinks I may have Gilbert‘s Disease, so testing now for that. Looking at write up for this could account for the pain and sounds manageable. Not sure if means also got Fatty Liver Disease or not, time will tell. Acid issues still so changing 👇 (edited) 6d
Andrew65 Medication to see if it helps. Blood pressure ok but Need to do baseline ECG, never had one before due to lower heart rate at times but apparently heart rate regular and strong. Taken almost 5 months to get to this stage. (edited) 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Sorry to hear you still have pain. Reading up on the Gilbert's Disease said that it is an inherited gene. You have changed your diet so don't really know what more you can do in order to change the levels. Hopefully in time things will change. I guess you will be making more trips to the doctor. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Worn a path in recent months. At least if this is the issue, in main sounds manageable. And thanks. Help if could get acid under control! 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 Do any of your other siblings have any problems? 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Got two brothers and two sisters and no one has ever mentioned anything. Parents no longer with us. My dad died when I was 6, but mum never mentioned anything. 6d
EadieB @Andrew65 If it is an inherited gene, I was just wondering if your siblings had symptoms too. But it did say that it doesn‘t always show up. 6d
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes, typical that it might have shown up with me. 😂 6d
gradcat @Andrew65 Oh, gosh, Andrew, I‘m really sorry to hear this. I‘ve not heard of Gilbert‘s Disease. How long before you get the answer? I‘m really sorry that you‘ve worked so hard on your end—and that‘s all that any doctor can ask of a patient—only to end up without relief. I hope things turn around, and SOON! I‘d hate for you to spend your holiday in pain! ♥️ 5d
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks 🥰, will have to wait for appoint to check if that‘s what it is. Don‘t know if that will be before or after Christmas. 5d
gradcat @Andrew65 Do you have a lot of pain? I surely hope you don‘t if you have to wait so long. 😔 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat Varies, but manageable. 4d
gradcat @Andrew65 So sorry, my friend. 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks but sure people worse off than me. 😊 4d
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Lcsmcat
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I feel like Rebecca is a much more polished work. With this one I kept getting pulled out of the story to say “no, really? You expect me to believe that?” There are equally unbelievable things in Rebecca, but it‘s so skillfully handled that you accept them until you go back and review. Here they stuck out. That said, it was a quick enjoyable read. Thanks to @Andrew65 for giving me the impetus to take it off my shelf. A fun start to December.

Andrew65 In case you want to watch the films. First 1939 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B65MNCh9Yxs. Then 1983 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a5DhbjCvPsc&t=22s 1w
Lcsmcat @Andrew65 Thanks. I may check those out some evening. 1w
Andrew65 Thanks for your company. I agree totally with your viewpoint. Rebecca a class apart but this was still a very enjoyable read, even with those flaws. 1w
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Andrew65 @Lcsmcat I think I may watch one too. Watched the first few minutes of the 1939 film starring Charles Laughton and introducing Maureen O‘Hara. 1w
Lcsmcat @Andrew65 It was! And I‘m amazed that it was written only 2 years before Rebecca. I thought it would be a much earlier work. Like Brontë, however, she shows a great ability to paint the lonesome landscape. 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat Yes that bleakness certainly comes across. 1w
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Lcsmcat
Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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One of many books I own with #greencovers, this is the only one I can reach without disturbing a sleeping kitty. #deardecember @Eggs

Eggs Beautiful 💚📚💚 1w
LeahBergen My Jamaica Inn is this very same edition. 😄 1w
Lcsmcat @LeahBergen I found it in a second hand store. So it doesn‘t match my Rebecca (paperback) or My Cousin Rachel (different hard cover) but they read the same. 😀 1w
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Andrew65
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Starting Jamaica Inn, which I am doing as a #buddyread with @Lcsmcat
I‘m hoping it will be as good as Rebecca.

Lcsmcat I‘m four chapters in. Do I need to slow down? ☺️ How are we working this? (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s good! 2w
TheAromaofBooks I definitely didn't like this one as well as Rebecca, but it is very atmospheric. My Cousin Rachel is my second-favorite du Maurier read. 1w
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Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks My initial impression would be the same, coming across atmospheric. Will see if same quality as Rebecca. 1w
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Will target My Cousin Rachel next. (edited) 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat As it‘s got about 18 chapters, what about 6 chapters a day? If you want to do it slower or faster let me know. I was going on the basis you had already read 4 chapters. (edited) 1w
Lcsmcat That works for me. I‘m getting a strong Wuthering Heights vibe that I didn‘t get with Rebecca. 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat I can definitely see that! Not set me alight in the same way Rebecca did. 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How is Jamaica Inn going for you? 1w
Lcsmcat Let‘s put it this way, I was almost late for work this morning because I wanted to finish Chapter XII. 😀 I also want to smack the MC for making stupid decision after stupid decision, but she‘s young so I‘m trying to believe someone could actually do what she did, knowing what she knows. 🙄 1w
Lcsmcat So how far are you? Were you able to read 6 chapters a day? (edited) 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat Yes I‘ve managed to finish up to Chapter 12, and agree she does seem to have the capacity to make many stupid decisions. That does start to stretch the credibility of the story a touch, but then again as you say she is young. Overall at this stage very enjoyable and keen to see how it ends. 1w
Lcsmcat @Andrew65 I finished it last night and I‘m eager to see how the ending struck you. But in the meantime, did you find Joss to be believable as a character, or did he strike you as a caricature? 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat I‘ve finished now too. Not sorry Joss ended up dead, certainly won‘t be shedding any tears! A bad ‘un! Surprised by who killed him. Mary was lucky to survive. Not sure I really believed in Joss as a character, very 2-dimensional baddie. So very much a caricature. 1w
Lcsmcat He‘s so much a caricature that I couldn‘t believe Patience had ever fallen for him. And why would Mary stay with the Rector? No one in that day and age would allow an unmarried woman to stay with an unmarried man unchaperoned. Even a clergyman. 1w
Lcsmcat To keep this from getting too long and spoilery, I‘ll post my review on a different thread. 1w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat very true! 1w
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Lcsmcat
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Sunday afternoon, spent in my favorite way. I love finding prettily bound books in charity shops.

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Andrew65
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#ClassicYouHaventRead #GratefulReads
Hoping to fix this in December,, especially as Rebecca this month.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3w
Lcsmcat I need to read this one too! 3w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat Should get my hold on 10th December. 3w
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Lcsmcat I‘ve got a copy on my shelf. Want to do a buddy read? 3w
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat That would be great. 😊 3w
Lcsmcat @Andrew65 👍🏻 3w
Scochrane26 I still need to read this, too. 3w
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Feel welcome to join us. @Lcsmcat 3w
EadieB Read this! Loved it! 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB Well then sure I will. 3w
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TheReadingMermaid
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1939 starring Charles Laughton.

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

LauraJ Good book too! 2mo
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RachelAmphlett
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1. Love the wild moors of Devon, so I had to go with Du Maurier
2. Brightening up for the weekend - yay!
3. That time we both got food poisoning...🤢
4. Furry kid, Floyd - a Saluki (see pics in my profile for my rock star dog!)
5. ❤️🧡💛💜💚

#friyayintro @howjessreads

myellenbee Food poisoning, a very bad date indeed! 3mo
myellenbee Floyd is beautiful! 3mo
RachelAmphlett @myellenbee thank you - we love him to bits 🐾 3mo
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led567
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Great, real page-turner, atmospheric descriptions both of Cornwall and of time period. Though sometimes wasn‘t sure if author‘s habit of using simple colour adjectives was pithy or boring - brown cow, green fields, grey tor - one page had loads in close succession and it felt like overkill. Gothic and with a feisty heroine. I wonder if the ending was a bit sudden but intriguing to speculate how that would play out (avoiding spoiler!). Liked it.

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led567
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Don‘t you hate it when you can see what‘s coming (at least, 99.8% sure) and the heroine can‘t? It‘s killing me!

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led567
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Only a mini spoiler. Just thinking that I‘m glad that near the beginning of the book the male villain tells the female protagonist he‘s no interest in sexually assaulting her, and we believe him. I feel like it‘s come to be a common theme in thrillers / mysteries with female leads, either in the narrative or as back story, and it‘s a relief knowing it‘s not going to be a feature of this story. There‘s enough else that‘s horrible about villain #1!

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led567
Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier

Started this today with no preconceptions, despite having read Rebecca. So far there‘s a distinct whiff of Wuthering Heights about it.

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CatalinaSimona18
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I ♡ it. I love these 19th century novels. Not because of the love stories but for this silent atmosphere. With people who love and apreciate nature. I admire their strenth, they had simple desires: food, a home, a family. Nowadays everybody complaints about everything and wants to be the best.

A great adventure novel with a great storyteller.

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MallenNC
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I still haven‘t finished reading Jamaica Inn but I did visit the real location during my trip to Cornwall. I guess this counts as a book set in a #hotel since it is a hotel (and restaurant + DuMaurier museum) now. #LetsTravelAugust

rather_be_reading awesome! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Very cool! 📚🏨 4mo
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AJBowers
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My purse book this week. 📚

Scochrane26 I really need to get around to reading this. Loved Rebecca. 4mo
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Mowen036
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Starting this one today!

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kindergartenkat
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Sorry for the late check- in! This week I had my niece visiting so I was pretty wrapped up in that. It was slow as far as audiobooks, but I did get some graphic novels read.

Goals:
Books - 32 of 20
Workouts- 17 of 24
Gardening - 9 of 12

#BFCR2 @wanderinglynn @booknerdherd

jb72 Awesome job!! 🎉 5mo
BarbaraJean Looks like a great week! Hope you and your niece had a fun visit! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week! 🎉 And your niece is adorable! ❤️ 5mo
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StayCurious
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#tallshipcelebration @CrowCAH This classic has a few #wreckers in it. I find them fascinating.

CrowCAH My Mom just read this book, given to me by @Chrissyreadit for the maker swap. And the DVD by Alfred Hitchcock just came in from hold, so we‘ll be watching it soon! 5mo
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BookishJess
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Anxiety inducing, gothic, atmospheric suspense. I felt like it dragged in many places but I kept reading because I needed to know what happened to the characters I began to root for—and what happened to the ones I disliked. If you are going into this expecting something similar to REBECCA then you will be disappointed. I enjoyed it but REBECCA is still #1.

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BookishJess
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Some time for reading and coffee today 😊
I really have no idea what direction this book is going to go in so far...which is exactly how I like my suspense novels

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BookishJess
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Just started this tonight! There‘s a locked room in the inn that Mary can‘t know what‘s in it or ask about it...reminds me of that fairytale about Bluebeard‘s wife 😬

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erzascarletbookgasm
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After her mother‘s death, Mary stays with her aunt and uncle in a remote place at the moor, near the rainswept Cornish coast. There she encounters sinister activities at night which endangers her life. With shipwreck and murder, it‘s a Gothic romance which I‘ve enjoyed reading.
(Pic of a Cornish coast from google).

#lilithjuly #thecoast

Cathythoughts Another one I want to read ♥️ 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I hope you‘ll get to read it, really good 👍 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s been on my TBR too @Cathythoughts 5mo
batsy I love the atmosphere of this one! 5mo
KarenUK I love Rebecca so much, and the Cornish coast is my favorite place in the UK. Not sure why I haven‘t read this yet! 🤦‍♀️ 5mo
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gracemom
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Avoiding today‘s oppressive heat and humidity with this lovely.

CrowCAH I ❤️ this book - Pirates 🏴‍☠️ 5mo
gracemom Loved it! ❤️🌊☠️ 5mo
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aschermetz
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I look forward to packages from @BookwormAHN all month long! Ashley, thank you so much for the thoughtful book mail! Gothic mysteries are my fave and I LOVE Daphne Du Maurier. Cannot wait to dive into these two! #whodunitthesequel

BookwormAHN Your welcome, enjoy 😺 6mo
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Blueberry
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EmilieGR
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My favorite du Maurier- worthy of rereads

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Kathrin
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I really disliked the dramatics of the audio narration, but overall the story was odd and the end was so drawn out.

I guess I was expecting something on the level of Rebecca and this is not it.

BarbaraBB I was a bit disappointed by this one as well. If you‘re looking for something like Rebecca, try 8mo
Kaye I liked this book, but you‘re right, it‘s not Rebecca. I agree about My Cousin Rachel. It‘s very good. 8mo
Kathrin @BarbaraBB Thanks! I'll check it out. 8mo
Kathrin @Kaye I think I would have liked it better if I has read it instead of listening to it. 8mo
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Kathrin
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On the road today, listening to Jamaica Inn. So far I am not impressed, but we are just on chapter 2.

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Blueberry
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Sooo good ♡

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Blueberry
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Current read.

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this one. Enjoy! 8mo
Cathythoughts Never read this one .. !! Must do ... 8mo
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MallenNC
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Currently reading while waiting for the night train to Cornwall

JessNevertheless Her books are a huge reason I'm planning a trip to Cornwall later this year. Hopefully the landscape will live up to her books!! 8mo
MallenNC This will be my first visit so I hope so too! 8mo
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rachaich
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Oh my! I stayed at Jamaica Inn this weekend! I may have been a little over excited!
I was in awe of the volume of books she'd written. I have read a lot of them but there are more.
The museum was ace, and the decor reflected du Maurier and her surroundings.
Definitely worth a visit :)

erzascarletbookgasm 😯😍 11mo
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Ms_T
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Loved it! Written in the early 20th century but set in the 19th, this is essentially a love story but with real grit including loss, emotional upheaval, illegal goings-on and subterfuge. I admire Du Maurier‘s style and even though I guessed how the story would end, it didn‘t detract from the overall enjoyment of this book. The narration by British thespian Tony Britton is impeccable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Audible

batsy Yay! Glad to hear it 😊 14mo
Ms_T @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I knew from the start I was going to love it 😍 14mo
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Ms_T
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Audio-cleaning today with this. I hope it‘s as good as Rebecca... 🤞🏻

erzascarletbookgasm I liked this! 14mo
Ms_T @erzascarletbookgasm Excellent! 👍🏻 14mo
batsy I loved this :) Hope you enjoy! The 2014 adaptation was quite good, though the actors were mumbling a lot 😁 14mo
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Ms_T @batsy So far so good 👍🏻 14mo
Lcsmcat It‘s on my TBR, so I‘m eager to hear what you think of it. 14mo
JillR I enjoyed this although not quite as much as Rebecca :) 14mo
Ms_T @Lcsmcat @JillR I‘m really enjoying it so far. 14mo
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MaGoose
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1. Paris - Little Paris Bookshop, We'll Always Have Paris
2. Edinburgh - Edinburgh Dusk
3. Cornwall - Jamaica Inn

(I really would like to see Cornwall. )
#sundayfunday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for the tag @magoose ☺️ 1y
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CoraHirashiki
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Anyone seen the TV show version? Curious if it‘s worth a watch 🤔

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quirkyreader
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#MountTBRchallenge Number 102. This story is even better the third time around.

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quirkyreader
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This is my third go around with this book. It is also the September selection of the Daphne Du Maurier reading project on goodreads.

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samharnold
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I‘m very glad I did pick it up this is one of my best reads this year. The main character Mary Yellan is engaging, you really invest in her life. The story is well paced and the writing is beautiful. I have to admit to working out the ending some 3/4 of the way through, but this didn‘t stop my enjoyment.

This is a brilliant read and I will definitely be picking more up from this author. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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youneverarrived
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Discovered a new favourite bookshop. Books at second hand prices but all look pretty much brand new. Got four of these from there and two from charity shop. #bookhaul

batsy Nice haul! 1y
RealLifeReading 👏👏👏 1y
LeahBergen So many great titles 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts I remember reading revolutionary Road. Good book ... some upsetting content. But good ! 1y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts glad to hear you think it‘s good! I‘ve seen the film ages ago and really liked it. 1y
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Sweettartlaura
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Meh...
I was really enjoying this. Du Maurier really showed mastery of suspense in this, even if it was yet another girl orphaned to the moors.
And then she had a ridiculously long chapter on selling a stolen pony to someone, & she lost me.
The outcome - at this point in time; who knows what readers thought in 1936? - was predictable, so the selling points were characterization & plotting. So when she lost me there, I should have just stopped.

Sweettartlaura Note: it was a chapter on selling a pony, not a paragraph 🤣 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I love naked hardbacks and these #nakedspines from Virago are some of my favourites 👌

#ReadingResolutions

BiblioLitten Which one would you recommend after Rebecca? 2y
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BiblioLitten @BarbaraBB Thanks! Rebecca is a favourite and I wanted read more books by the author. 2y
BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten I loved Rebecca tol and this one is a bit comparable. Very good 💕 2y
Kalalalatja @BiblioLitten I agree with @BarbaraBB 👍 it gave me the same sinister, mysterious feeling as Rebecca did 2y
BiblioLitten Stacked🤗💞 2y
Aimeesue So lovely! 2y
SledgeReader @BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten Excellent Q&A! Rebecca was the first “grown up” book I read at about age 11. I‘ve read it since many times but never any other du Maurier titles. Even back then I didn‘t want to jeopardize the wonderful first experience with a particular author. 2y
Mdargusch I just ordered some of these! 2y
Kalalalatja @Mdargusch exciting, which ones? 😊 2y
Weaponxgirl Gorgeous 😍 2y
LeahBergen I love these editions. 2y
LeahBergen It‘s strange ... I have several but none of the same titles as you! 😆 2y
Mdargusch The Diary of a Provincial Woman, Valley of the Dolls, Excellent Women, the Enchanted April, and Jamaica Inn. 🤭 2y
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Katiesbookishlife
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Love the main character. The action was well paced throughout.

erzascarletbookgasm I really liked this one 👍 2y
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Rcoco
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Recommended if you like gothic romance. I liked the second half better than the first. This was one of my favorites in high school and I felt it was due for a re-read. Moody, atmospheric.

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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

Audiobook so no photo I‘m afraid! It took less than a day to listen to so I‘m counting it as my #quickread for #readingresolutions

I normally have so much to say about books but this one I just kind of... don‘t. I liked it but don‘t know how much I‘ll remember it really. I did enjoy it but it was very melodramatic, which I like sometimes but maybe I just wasn‘t in the mood for

thebluestocking Hmmm. I didn‘t know this one was so quick. I‘ve been meaning to read another by Du Maurier. 2y
Bklover I‘ve read Rebecca a few times and always enjoyed it but I have never been able to get in to this one. 2y
Sophoclessweetheart This is such a shame to hear. Jamaica Inn is my favourite Du Maurier. I‘m a big fan of her writing xx 2y
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Emilymdxn @Wanderingwithwords I‘ve got my cousin Rachel on my tbr and I loved the movie of that, and I loved Rebecca, so I‘m optimistic! Maybe I just didn‘t like the audiobook tbh, I hate when male narrators use silly shrill voices for female characters 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Ugh. I don‘t use audiobooks but I can imagine that to be extremely annoying and quite bigoted of the narrator. 🙄 I‘m glad you‘re enjoying her other work though. Most people prefer Rebecca so it‘s her most popular book but Jamaica Inn just has that Wuthering Heights vibe to it and I can‘t resist. Xxx 2y
Emilymdxn @Wanderingwithwords I guess a lot of the reason I found it too-silly melodramatic rather than immersive-Gothic melodramatic was because of the voices and accents which were... interesting 2y
Sophoclessweetheart 😹😹I can understand what you mean. It definitely sounds that way xx 2y
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