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Jamaica Inn
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Start date
December 1, 2011
Finish date
December 30, 2011
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Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
Mary Yellan abides by her mother's dying wish and leaves her beautiful Helston behind and travels north to the Cornish moors and Jamaica Inn. There she expects to meet her Aunt Patience, the bubbly beauty of memory and her new husband, Joss Merlyn, who runs Jamaica Inn. Instead she finds a shell of a woman and a terrifying brute of a man in a run down inn where travellers dare not stop. If she will do as she's told and not ask questions, all will be well, her Uncle Joss tells her. It's not long ...more
Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
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Mary Yellan abides by her mother's dying wish and leaves her farm and life behind and travels north to the Cornish moors. There she expects to meet her Aunt Patience, the bubbly beauty of memory, and her new husband, Joss Merlyn. Yet before she even sets out on her journey she has doubts. Mary thought that her Aunt lived a quiet life in a small town but she is told in a curt letter from Pa
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Salma
Daphne du Maurier is one of the most brilliant writers of the 20th century. That's why I have absolutely no idea what she was thinking when she wrote this.
Miss Mouse
This was a great book, but not particularly happy.
Shawnee
May 06, 2010 Shawnee marked it as to-read
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Sep 03, 2013 Marts (Thinker) marked it as to-read
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