Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - 1 March

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 the teaser from very early on in the book with much water yet to run under the bridge:
In a televised version of one of Nancy's books, these child hunts were given a more sinister connotation with the children running terrified through woods while their father, on horseback, thundered after them with a pack of hounds baying. In fact the children loved it - they thought the hound was - 'so clever'.
Mary S Lovell's 'The Mitford Girls' - our bookgroup's book of the month - actually last month's book I need to get a move on and finish it before next week's discussion on it! Here's the Observer review by Lynn Barber which I linked to on the groups facebook page.
Oh what a shriek! What a hoot! What a tease! They're back! Those mahvellous, multi-faceted Mitford girls - Diana the fascist, Decca the Communist, Unity the Nazi and Debo the duchess, Nancy the novelist and whatshername who kept chickens and had a blue Aga to match her eyes.
gives you a glimpse of the style...
I've now finished my re-read of Arditti's Easter (which I teased last week) I'd forgotten how good it was though you do need to know a fair bit about the Church of England to fully appreciate his analysis (in fiction) of its foibles!

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