I am so excited about seeing the BBC’s Jamaica Inn tonight! Wonderful book, here’s to hoping the mini series does it justice, cheers!
To celebrate the BBC adaptation of a classic – Jamaica Inn, we decided to do a little booktrail of the novel and its setting. Cornwall – Bodmin Moor where the Inn still exists is some place and to take a copy of Jamaica Inn with you – you will definitely see the setting through Du Maurier’s eyes.
The story in a nutshell –
Set in the late 19th century, 23-year-old Mary Yellan, who was brought up on a farm in Helford is sent to live with her Aunt Patience and her husband at Jamaica Inn, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Her mother has died and it is hoped that she will have a better life there.
Helford Village – image courtesy of Wkipedia
However, her aunt’s husband, Joss Merlyn is a brute. He is the owner of Jamaica Inn – a gloomy and threatening place with no guests. Mary soon sees how…
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