Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher:

Published: 2022-11-28

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9789356617858

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Mary Yellan travels across the rain-soaked moors to Jamaica Inn on a cold November evening in respect of her dying mother's request. When she arrives, the coachman's warning begins to reverberate in her mind, as her aunt Patience cowers in front of towering Uncle Joss Merlyn. Mary, terrified of the inn's ominous power, eventually becomes entangled in the murky plots unfolding beyond its decaying walls - and persuaded to love a man she can't trust. The source of inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 masterpiece.


Man-Eaters, Vol. 1

Man-Eaters, Vol. 1

Author: Chelsea Cain

Publisher: Image Comics

Published: 2019-02-27

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 1534314008

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Adolescent girls can be real monsters. Maude is twelve which is just about that age when some girls turn into flesh-eating wildcats. As her detective dad investigates a series of strange mauling attacks, Maude begins to worry that she might be the killer. From the creative team that brought you the groundbreaking Eisner-nominated series Mockingbird, this trade paperback collects the first story arc of the unconventional coming-of-age taleÑincluding the informative survival handbook, "CAT FIGHT! A BOYS" GUIDE TO DANGEROUS CATS" and all-new never-before-published extras! Collects MAN-EATERS #1-4


Consider The Lilies

Consider The Lilies

Author: Iain Crichton Smith

Publisher: Birlinn

Published: 2015-04-15

Total Pages: 198

ISBN-13: 0857907379

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The eviction of the crofters from their homes between 1792 and the 1850s was one of the cruellest episodes in Scotland's history. In this novel Iain Crichton Smith captures the impact of the Highland Clearances through the thoughts and memories of an old woman who has lived all her life within the narrow confines of her community. Alone and bewildered by the demands of the factor, Mrs Scott approaches the minister for help, only to have her faith shattered by his hypocrisy. She finds comfort, however, from a surprising source: Donald Macleod, an imaginative and self-educated man who has been ostracised by his neighbours, not least by Mrs Scott herself, on account of his atheism. Through him and through the circumstances forced upon her, the old woman achieves new strength.


Skyward Inn

Skyward Inn

Author: Aliya Whiteley

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

Published: 2021-03-16

Total Pages: 217

ISBN-13: 1786183331

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD FINALIST 2022 Drink down the brew and dream of a better Earth. Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita. But safety from what? Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars. Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future. Did humanity really win the war?


The Humbug Murders

The Humbug Murders

Author: L. J. Oliver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2015-10-27

Total Pages: 400

ISBN-13: 1476792399

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Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol investigates a shocking murder—before he becomes the next victim—in this playful mystery in a new series from a New York Times bestselling author. Scrooge considers himself a rational man with a keen sense of deductive reasoning developed from years of business dealings. But that changes one night when he’s visited by the ghost of his former boss and friend, Fezziwig, who mysteriously warns him that three more will die, and ultimately Ebenezer himself—if he doesn’t get to the bottom of a vast conspiracy. When he wakes the next day, Scrooge discovers that not only is Fezziwig dead, but he’s under arrest as all evidence points toward himself: Scrooge’s calling card was found in the cold, dead hand of Fezziwig’s body, and someone scribbled “HUMBUG” in blood on the floor nearby. Now, Scrooge must race against the pocket watch to clear his name, protect his interests, and find out who killed his last true friend—before the “Humbug Killer” strikes again. Joining Scrooge in his adventures is a spunky sidekick named Adelaide, who matches his wits at every turn, plus the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Belle, Pickwick, and even Charles Dickens himself as a reporter dealing in the lurid details of London’s alleyway crimes. Full of action and wry humor, The Humbug Murders is a fun take on a classic character—Scrooge as you’ve never seen him before.


Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2012-12-06

Total Pages: 800

ISBN-13: 1405523824

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Includes Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's best-known and bestselling novel, is the classic tale of a young woman who marries handsome widower Maxim de Winter and moves to his great house at Manderley in Cornwall, only to find that all is not as it first seems . . . In My Cousin Rachel, Philip Ashley, an orphan raised by his benevolent cousin Ambrose, is drawn into the orbit of Ambrose's beautiful, mysterious new wife Rachel.


The Talisman Ring

The Talisman Ring

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2011-03-01

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1446456390

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If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer! 'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser 'As incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's novels' Joanne Harris 'Triumphantly good' India Knight _____________ Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor his beautiful young cousin, Eustacie, share the slightest inclination to marry one another. Yet it is Eustacie's grandfather's dying wish, made on his deathbed. For there is no one else to look after and provide for Eustacie while his heir, Ludovic, remains a fugitive from justice after allegedly murdering a man in a dispute over a priceless family heirloom. And so the hunt is on - to find Ludovic and bring him home as well as the Talisman Ring ... Romance, a murder mystery, a proposed marriage of convenience, and the hunt for a golden ring lie at the heart of one of Georgette Heyer's funniest and fastest-paced romantic comedies to date. _____________ Readers love The Talisman Ring . . . ***** 'Fantastic rip roaring comedy- mystery- farce, with not one romance, but two!' ***** 'I love this book. I love the characters; I love the plot.' ***** 'I know I'll be rereading it whenever I need a good laugh.' ***** 'I could not put this book down.' ***** 'It's hilarious and made me laugh out loud. Definitely one of Heyer's best.'


Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (Book Analysis)

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

Published: 2019-04-03

Total Pages: 21

ISBN-13: 280801631X

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Jamaica Inn with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, which tells the story of Mary Yellan, a young woman who promises her dying mother that she will go live with her aunt after her death. Unbeknownst to either of them, her aunt has married the murderous smuggler Joss Merlyn and now lives in remote Jamaica Inn, from where Joss masterminds his criminal operation. Mary soon finds herself risking death in this hostile situation, where danger can come from the unlikeliest of sources... Jamaica Inn is among Daphne du Maurier’s best-known works; she is also known for her novels Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel, and her short story The Birds. Find out everything you need to know about Jamaica Inn in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Little, Brown

Published: 2013-12-17

Total Pages: 230

ISBN-13: 0316252905

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From the author of Rebecca and The Birds: a classic thriller of shipwreck and murder, "rich in suspense and surprise" (New York Times Book Review). On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust. The inspiration for the 1939 Alfred Hitchcock film.