Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader in which one shares the opening of a book. Here’s mine:

“I am terribly sorry, Aunt Olive, but we are quite definitely engaged.”

Gillian Clayton, turned her head towards her aunt, who sat forward in her chair, gazing at the fire, clasping her knees with her bony wrinkled hands, and refusing to look at her.

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice in which one shares a couple of sentences from page 56 of any book. Here’s mine:

Dr.Clayton went out to the kitchen. Miss Bones heard her come, but remained at the sink, with her back turned to her employer, clattering the teacups and plates with dangerous vigour.

Interested in knowing why people are getting so upset? Just grab a copy of Josephine Bell’s
Death in Retirement from which both the extracts are taken.

12 thoughts on “Book Beginnings and Friday 56

  1. Sounds like something is going on that really makes her nervous, and then I read the title and can't help but wonder the connection! Good snippets!Happy weekend!


  2. Neeru – Oh, I'm already interested! And I'm especially intrigued by the engagement that doesn't seem to make everybody happy at all…


  3. I was pleased to see that you are reading this book, because I just learned about another book by Josephine Bell that I want to try. I will be looking forward to your review. I like the title and the cover.


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