Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56



Book Beginnings on Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader in which one shares the opening of a book. Here's mine:

"I am terribly sorry, Aunt Olive, but we are quite definitely engaged."

Gillian Clayton, turned her head towards her aunt, who sat forward in her chair, gazing at the fire, clasping her knees with her bony wrinkled hands, and refusing to look at her.




The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice in which one shares a couple of sentences from page 56 of any book. Here's mine:

Dr.Clayton went out to the kitchen. Miss Bones heard her come, but remained at the sink, with her back turned to her employer, clattering the teacups and plates with dangerous vigour.

Interested in knowing why people are getting so upset? Just grab a copy of Josephine Bell's
Death in Retirement from which both the extracts are taken.


12 comments:

  1. You've got my attention. I want to know more about this one. I have to go look it up.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

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    1. Thanks Gilion. It's a different kind of a mystery which you'll enjoy as you too are fond of vintage stuff. Do get a copy.

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  2. Sounds like something is going on that really makes her nervous, and then I read the title and can't help but wonder the connection! Good snippets!

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks Freda. Something is wrong in the house that is making people snap at each other.

      Happy weekend to you too.

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  3. I like the title. I'm guessing now that the person is home more often, there's tension there.

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    1. She has been retired for long but now there are other people staying in the house.

      Thanks for having a look.

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  4. Neeru - Oh, I'm already interested! And I'm especially intrigued by the engagement that doesn't seem to make everybody happy at all...

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    1. Margot, I have a feeling you'll enjoy this book. Yes, that engagement is bringing things out in the open.

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  5. I was pleased to see that you are reading this book, because I just learned about another book by Josephine Bell that I want to try. I will be looking forward to your review. I like the title and the cover.

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    1. Thanks Tracy. This was my first Josephine Bell and I quite liked it. Which one are you planning to read?

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    2. It is The Port of London Murders. My husband saw a review and thought I would like it. I haven't got a copy yet though.

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    3. Did a quick google search on the book. Sounds a little gritty. I'll wait for your review.

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