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Book Review: The Scapegoat by Daphne Du Maurier

I would love to have been Daphne Du Maurier. Not only does her life read like a great, enjoyable romp, we also share many of the same interests, an obsession with the past being one of them. Du Maurier made her own family’s history the subject of several books, wrote Branwell Brontë’s biography, and tackled […]

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Jamaica Inn

Hello, Persephoneers! Today’s classic movie pick is a period suspense film directed by the master of suspense films itself. Care to guess? It’s Jamaica Inn, made in 1939 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s based on the novel of the same title by Daphne du Maurier and stars Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, and Robert Newton.