Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday - 15 June

Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
This is from our latest book group (BATS) book:
'So the kitchen is normally locked at night?'
He nodded. 'Yes, to stop the monks and servants helping themselves.'
From C J Sansom's Dissolution. Some questions about historical accuracy so far, and I'm pretty certain the Great Bible wouldn't have been around in 1537, but early days yet..


mlisame said...

Hmmm monks and servants - heling themselves to what? food? or something else???

Great teaser!

Marg said...

I can not tell you how long I have been meaning to read these books!

I have two teasers this week!

Aimee said...

Oh that doesn't sound good! Don't want the monks and servants to starve! Nice teaser!

My TT is here.

Kathy Martin said...

That is an interesting teaser. Makes me curious about the book. My teaser is from Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey.

Alayne said...

Very interesting. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Emma Michaels said...

This looks great! Hope you will check out my teaser on My Blog too!

E.J. Stevens said...

Sneaky monks and servants, lol! Great Teaser! My Teaser is here.

Happy reading. :)

From the Shadows

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I didn't think Monks where the type of people to help themselves. Interesting teaser :)

HERE is my teaser for this week.

pussreboots said...

Other than historical inaccuracies, how's the book? I'm reading Peppermints in the Parlor.

rajm said...

@pussreboots - will see, getting the hump a bit about it at the moment ;-) I have a strong interest in the period so those things niggle - will try to put it aside!

Suem said...

I read that bit the other day. It is a case of ...the plot thickens... as you're meant to link it to Master Shardlake's deep thought in the next chapter, that "Brother Gabriel did not look like the kind of man to hang around a kitchen to steal food."

But he MIGHT hang around a kitchen to decapitate a man, with a large sword ( said sword later to be found at the bottom of the pond, in case you hadn't worked that one out...) - on the other hand, he might not! Never say I ruin the plot:)

Great literature it aint, and I think some of the historical stuff may not be that accurate. The monk who says "Ye'll want your supper" and "Ye can see the marsh from here" is pissing me off a bit at the moment, it is a ripping yarn though:)

Wobbly words say "bookin" !

rajm said...

SueM- yes as you may have noticed from my facebook comment I'm having difficulty in taking it too seriously - but maybe that's the intention. They go through Scarnsea to get to the monastery?? look at the map!

Suem said...

I don't really do maps, but even I can see that Scarnsea is in the opposite direction to London - and they come up from London.

I don't think you're meant to take it seriously (are you?)given that is is a medieval murder-mystery set in a monastery? It reminds me of the brother Cadfael books ( which are pretty dire as well) and that film the Name of the Rose - the one where you just wonder HOW they managed to find so many ugly people.