Du Maurier wrote her period tale of Cornish smugglers after staying at the former coaching inn on Bodmin Moor in 1930, and – unlike in Rebecca – used the place's real name.
Making much of its murky past, as well as its literary and film connections (the author's writing desk is one of the exhibits in the adjacent smuggling-themed museum), Jamaica Inn remains a functioning pub and B&B. The owners have put the inn and 3 hectare (6.5 acre) site up for sale because they are retiring, but their timing may also have been influenced by a forthcoming BBC adaptation of the novel, starring Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay.
Jamaica Inn is a novel by the English writer Daphne du Maurier, first published in 1936. It was later made into a film, also called Jamaica Inn, by Alfred Hitchcock. It is an eerie period piece set in Cornwall in 1820; the real Jamaica Inn that is for sale is in the middle of Bodmin Moor.
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