Book Group - Jamaica Inn discussion thread

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Aug 2017
10:59am, 17 Aug 2017
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McGoohan
Hey there book pixies. Jamaica Inn by Daphne & Velma is the book group choice for August 2017.

Share your opinion below. Go on go on go on.
Aug 2017
8:30pm, 18 Aug 2017
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Columba
Finished it. Enjoyed it. Exciting story, sufficiently unexpected events (especially the ending) to keep me panting along with it.

Nevertheless, I shan't re-read, and probably shan't look to read any other Daphne du Maurier.
Aug 2017
10:34pm, 28 Aug 2017
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Superjools
Loved it. Great storytelling. Definite 9 from me and I will go hunting for more! Thanks to the choosinator 👏🏼
Sep 2017
12:54pm, 14 Sep 2017
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westmoors
Really enjoyed this one. The story kept a nice pace but had sufficient description to paint the picture. Knowing the area probably helped though!
Sep 2017
1:11pm, 14 Sep 2017
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Red Squirrel
Ooh - I've been to Jamaica Inn. I'll read this and pop back here. I like DdM.
Sep 2017
12:32pm, 18 Sep 2017
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Red Squirrel
Couldn't find it in the library. Will try another library in the week.
Oct 2017
8:01pm, 5 Oct 2017
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Little Nemo
Finished this on the tube home this evening. I didn't enjoy this as much as her other books, it was a bit too melodramatic and overwrought for me. It was still a good book, just not up there with Rebecca.

I liked the descriptions of the countryside and Mary was a good character but a couple of plot points didn't make sense which distracted me. I wasn't sure if I had read this book before but I think in the end I hadn't. I think it might have been Frenchman's Creek which has a slightly similar story. Maybe I'll reread this one at some point.

I gave this book a 6.
Oct 2017
12:25pm, 7 Oct 2017
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Serendippily
It was old school. Lacked some of the class of a Jane Eyre or Woman in White but still easy to shunt through in one sitting I think I'll give it 7 for its restful escapism
Oct 2017
4:51pm, 7 Oct 2017
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Little Nemo
Blimey, that was fast Seren!
Oct 2017
6:40pm, 15 Oct 2017
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Night-owl
Thanks for your reviews just finished it tonight even though I chose it.

Though it took me a while shouldn't detract from the book I did like it, an author who I will read again.

I purposely didn't chose Rebecca which was one of my first thoughts wanted something less obvious but still well known

My copy says it was first published in 1936 but found it still readable on a language point of view good story kept me gripped and I will probably read it again in a few years

I'll give it an 8

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