June Bookclub: Jamaica Inn

Saturday 31 May 2014 by

This month’s pick for Bookclub was – I’ll freely admit – inspired after the BBC adaptation, which was so lambasted for its poor sound. It made me realise that actually, I had never read the book, and that was something I intend to put right!

Because June is Summer Reads here on House of Blog, there will be more than enough books to get your teeth in to over the next 30 days. But if you want to just pick one to read along with, and share your thoughts on, here is June’s Bookclub pick…

Jamaica Inn, Daphne du Maurier, Virago Modern Classics, Book

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Published by Virago

Her mother’s dying request takes Mary Yellan on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. With the coachman’s warning echoing in her memory, Mary arrives at a dismal place to find Patience a changed woman, cowering from her overbearing husband, Joss Merlyn.

Affected by the inn’s brooding power, Mary is thwarted in her intention to reform her aunt, and unwillingly drawn into the dark deeds of Joss and his accomplices. And, as she struggles with events beyond her control, Mary is further thrown by her feelings for a man she dare not trust…


House of Blog’s June Bookclub

If you want to get involved

1. Pick up a copy of Jamaica Inn


2. Get reading

3. Tell us what you think!

Add to the comments below
Join the chat on Twitter using the hashtag #HoBBookclub
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At the end of the month, we’ll round up the comments and thoughts in to one big review post, so remember to leave your name (and Twitter or Google+ if you have one). This is a purely online Bookclub – no meet-ups required! You can be anywhere in the world and still join the Bookclub, as long as you have the book. Just join in the chat online and get reading!

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