Friday, 31 March 2017

"Book beginnings on Friday" and "The Friday 56"

Rose City Reader

Rose City Reader, is hosting Book beginnings on Friday. She says:

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Freda's Voice
Freda’s voice is hosting Friday 56 and the rules are:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It's that simple.

My book this week is The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley

This absolutely fantastic book has one of the most famous book beginnings ever.

The Content Reader


"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

Page 56

"I decided it would be impossible to like him, and immediately liked him better. He was nothing to be afraid of, even without the handicap of his ambiguous social position, which I judged to be below that of a gentleman but above that of, well, such a person as Ted Burgess. "

A lovely, lovely book, a review will come soon. Hope you enjoyed the quotes.


  1. The beginning makes me curious.

    1. It always made me curious too. After having read the book, I just realise what a great beginning it is.

  2. I've never read this, although I remember being recommended it in high school! Sounds great. My book today is Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo.

  3. This one sounds interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    1. It is very interesting. My friend who recommended it said it was one of the best books she had read, and I am bound to agree with her.

  4. Ah, I know that opening sentence but had never realised it came from this book. Will have to check it out!

    1. Please do, it is a great read. The opening is very famous, and I find it great.

  5. Replies
    1. It is an intriguing book from beginning to end.

  6. I've heard so much about this, but never tried it! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. Famous and yet I know nothing of it. I feel out of the loop now. :-)
    Have a great week ahead!

  8. Don't worry! It is just a coincidence what we hear about. So it was with me for this beginning. However, after having read the book I find it really good.