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Daphne du Maurier Walk - Jamaica Inn 30th April 2007
The novelist Daphne du Maurier would have been 100 this year, and next month sees the start of a variety of celebrations marking her life and achievements.

Many of those will be concentrated in Cornwall, where she spent most of her life. It was also the place which she turned to time and time again as the setting for her novels. We look at how fact and fiction came together in her book Jamaica Inn and why it may be time for you to think again if you considered her a romantic writer: domestic violence, assault and murder – all played out against the harsh and inhospitable backdrop of Bodmin Moor. 

Reading Daphne: A Guide to the writing of Daphne du Maurier for readers and book groups. By Ella Westland (Truran 2007). ISBN 10 1850222134


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