Friday, 1 December 2017

Bookbeginnings on Friday

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 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 "Byron in Love" by Edna O'Brien

Book beginnings on Friday

"Lord George Gordon Byron was five feet eight and a half inches in height, had a malformed right foot, chestnut hair, a haunting pallor, temples of alabaster, teeth like pearls, grey eyes fringed with dark lashes and an enchantedness that neither men nor women could resist."

Friday 56

"Not too long after, he received a letter from Ann Edleston to say that her brother John had died of consumption in May. At once Edleston was enshrined in a poem and given the name Thyrza to disguise his sex -

Yet did I love thee to the last
As fervently as thou,
Who didst not change through all the past,
And canst not alter now.

Interesting biography,  I did not really know very much about his life. Review will follow. 


  1. Now I do want to know more! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE UNEXPECTED MOTHER”

    1. Yes, very interesting. I did not know anything of Byron more than he was a womaniser and poet! So much more.

  2. Sounds different, but good. Happy weekend!

    1. Yes, well worth a read. A wonderful weekend to you too!

  3. Ooh I don't know anything about him actually but it does sound interesting! Glad you enjoyed it!
    Here's my Friday Post

    1. I love to read biographies about famous people. He comes out as not soooo nice, but seems to have been a very charismatic person. I don't think I ever met one who is that charismatic. Would we all swoon if we met him, I wonder?