This week my book beginning and page 56 come from Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud. It is a historical fiction about Charles Rennie Mackintosh seen through the 11 year old Thomas Maggs. Here is a short blurb.
"In this tender and compelling story of an unlikely friendship, Esther Freud paints a vivid portrait of a home front community during the First World War, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation. It is her most beautiful and masterful work."
Book beginning hosted by Rose City Reader
"I was born upstairs in the small bedroom, not in the smallest room with the outshot window, where I sleep now, or the main room that is kept for guests - summer visitors who write and let us know that they are coming and how long they plan to stay."
The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
"'The rabbit house?' And I flush because it may be only me who calls it that, although there can't be anyone who hasn't noticed how rabbits swarm on the long slope of the garden, smoothing away like ripples the moment you come near."