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Jamaica Inn

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ReturnofSaturn Tue 19-Jul-16 03:06:28

I just finished reading Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier and really really enjoyed it. Think I liked it more than Rebecca.

So can anyone recommend any similar type stuff that I might enjoy for my next read?


MermaidofZennor Tue 19-Jul-16 03:24:08

Some more du Maurier? Have you read My Cousin Rachel? I loved it.

JacquesHammer Sun 31-Jul-16 17:19:58

I LOVE The House on the Strand

Alohamora Sun 31-Jul-16 17:22:24

I second My Cousin Rachel. It's a great read!

highlandcoo Sun 31-Jul-16 18:51:04

My Cousin Rachel and Frenchman's Creek (pirate adventure) are both great

ImperialBlether Sun 31-Jul-16 18:53:05

I love audio books on a long journey and recently I listened to My Cousin Rachel, narrated by Jonathan Pryce. It was absolutely amazing.

ImperialBlether Sun 31-Jul-16 18:53:42

I'd read it when I was a teenager but it had so much more impact now and I think that was partly due to JP narrating it.

ImperialBlether Sun 31-Jul-16 18:55:59

Have you read any Mary Stewart books? My laptop's playing up so I can't do links, but have a look at The Ivy Tree. They are all brilliant, though. Don't be put off by the covers. Mary Stewart is very underrated, in my opinion.

PolkaDotFish Sun 31-Jul-16 22:03:35

Yes, yes to Frenchman's Creek (really atmospheric) and Mary Stewart!

Mary Stewart is completely ace. Touch Not the Cat is a book that I first read when I was a teenager and have re-read countless times since, each time I enjoy it just as much! I started with my Mum's copy and she has read it many times too. There are a lot of hers I could recommend.

ImperialBlether do you have any other favourites of hers? Would love to chat about her books...

PenguindreamsofDraco Thu 04-Aug-16 09:46:10

Frenchman's Creek is better than Jamaica Inn I think Aubery makes me come over all unnecessary

And I adore Mary Stewart! I'm in for a chat. The only thing that sticks is the repetition from all the heroines of 'men are basically better', even in the face of said heroines being extremely feisty and effective. It's like the internal monologue of the 50s, despite the reality.

My favourites are probably Madam Will You Talk, Airs above the Ground (the bit at the end when Neapolitan Petra goes home always make me snivel), Touch not the Cat, and one of the Greek ones, My Brother Michael probably. I do have a soft spot for Thornyhold too.

Chottie Thu 11-Aug-16 23:46:58

I loved The House on the Strand and My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier too.

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