Friday, 9 February 2018

Book Beginnings on Fridays and The Friday 56


The Content Reader

This week my book beginning and page 56 come from The Edge of the World, How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are by Michael Pye. From the blurb:
"This is a story of saints and spies, fishermen and pirates, traders and marunders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know."
Seems suitable for someone from Scandinavia. A thorough history and background to developments in this area. Will be interesting to read.


Book beginning hosted by Rose City Reader
"Cecil Warburton went to the seaside in the summer of 1700: two weeks at Scarborough on the east coast of England, north of Hull and south of Newcastle. He was not at all impressed."

The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice
"The whole Christian year was shaped by the date of Easter; but the Church's own rules for fixing it meant Easter fell on a different Sunday each year, a floating feast."

17 comments:

  1. How fascinating! This is a topic I know nothing about and I love the tone of the teasers you shared.

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    1. Thank you. I think it will be an interesting read.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. Will look into your later on. It is always inspiring to read your views.

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  3. Hi Lisbeth!

    What an interesting first line!

    I like the idea of the 'floating feast' too! :)

    Here is mine: http://bit.ly/2nLo2BK

    Have a lovely weekend, Lisbeth!

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    1. Thank you. It will be an interesting read I think. Will look into yours later. Always enjoying reading these kind of teasers.

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  4. Interesting excerpts....I am now curious. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE PERFECT ROOMMATE”

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    1. Thank you, should be an interesting read. Will look into yours later. Always enjoying this meme.

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  5. I haven't enough curiosity to read it, but I hope you really enjoy it. :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. I am sure I will. It is historical and I find this very interesting. Will look into yours later. I am really enjoying this meme. Thank you for keeping it up.

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  6. This book sounds like one I would like. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you, I hope I will. History is always interesting I find.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it does give a little bit of a teaser.

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  8. This does sound interesting, Lisbeth! I love reading about history. The 56 is interesting re Easter, the calendar and the floating feast. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend :)

    Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

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    1. Thank you. Nothing beats history. I am enjoying your "king Arthur" relatives story. Fascinating.

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  9. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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