Friday, 2 February 2018

Book beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56


The Content Reader


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."



17 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Not my usual sort of book but I hope you enjoy it. This week I have A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond. Happy reading!

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    1. I am sure I will enjoy it. Just my kind of book. I really liked your introduction. I think this will be an interesting read as well.

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  2. Great excerpts! I love how they draw visual images of the setting and the characters. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Your welcome. It is always nice to see the different books people choose for their introduction. It opens up the space for your own reading.

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  3. Oh this sounds lovely! I definitely need to add this to my TBR.

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    1. I hope so, and think it will be. It will be a read for this year!

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  4. I am writing a blog post on historical fiction. Some is so good and some so bad. I hope your book is one of the good ones. My Friday Quotes

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    1. I am confident it is. However, historical fiction is a difficult path. I just read a very interesting blog post from author of historical fiction Deborah Swift. You can find it here. http://www.deborahswift.com/2018/01/20/historical-fiction-10-editing-tips-no-10-feigning-accuracy/ about the tricky bit connecting historical fiction with historical facts.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting read. Happy weekend!

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  6. Enjoy your book and your weekend, Lisbeth! Lovely excerpts :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it looks promising from my point of view.

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  7. Sounds like a really cute book! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you. I hope it will be good.
      I saw "The Duel" when it came out and really loved it. Quite thrilling.

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