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The extract is taken from Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Pages 5-6. Due to copyright reasons the extract cannot be included here but page and line references are given below.

20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing

Component One

Fiction and Imaginative Writing

1 hour 45 minutes

Instructions and Information

  • Answer all questions in Section A
  • Select one title to use for your writing in Section B
  • You are advised to spend your time as follows:

Section A - about 10 minutes reading and about 50 minutes answering the question

Section B - about 10 minutes planning and about 35 minutes writing.

Section A: (Reading): 40 marks
Section B: (Writing): 40 marks

The number of marks is given in brackets at the end of each question or part-question.

Section A: 40 marks

Read carefully the passage from Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier.

The extract is taken from the start of the novel, ‘It was a cold grey day late in November…to… as a forerunner of fortune’.

Although written in 1936 it is set in the past. In this opening section a coach and horses, with its passengers, is making its way through Cornwall to Jamaica Inn. 

A1. Read lines 1-7 from, ‘It was a cold grey day…to…a splodge of ink’.

List five things about the weather in Cornwall from this part of the text. (5)

A2. Read lines 5-7 from, ‘The leather seats…to…numb fingers of the driver’.

How does the writer show the mood and atmosphere inside the coach? (5)

You must refer to the language used in the text to support your answer.

A3. Read lines 8-18 from, ‘The wind came in gusts…to…the countryside was hopelessly obscured’.

What impressions do you get of the journey on the coach from these lines? (10)

You must refer to the text to support your answer.

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