Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This Old Thing?: Jamaica Inn
This week's This Old Thing is Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier. The back cover claims it's "Her famous story of dark events along the Cornish coast." I bought this sometime last year with the intention to read it for this year's RIP Challenge. I still plan on it. It cost $2.50 at the used book store and I might get one reading out of it. It's starting to come apart.
This book was printed in 1972. Two things are a mystery about this copy. 1) It wasn't supposed to be sold in Canada and 2) it's discarded from the Frontenac Secondary School Library in Ontario (Go Falcons!). So how did it get here? Hmm?
Despite the unfortunate cover, I look forward to reading it.
What is the worst cover art you've ever seen for a good book?