Each Friday, I participate in two blog linkups
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. 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).
This week I'm featuring A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George.
Here's my P56:
"I feel as if we have been going round in circles for hours," St James remarked, stretching.
"That's because we have," she teased. "Just two hours from the station, Deborah. A wonderful drive."
This dialogue is between two of the minor characters, on their wedding night. She is driving, and they get lost, because he is navigating.
BookBeginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.
It was a solecism of the very worst kind. He sneezed loudly, wetly, and quite unforgivably into the woman's face.
If you're anything like me, you love learning new words - solecism means "a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior".
A Great Deliverance is the first in the Inspector Lynley series by Elizabeth George. My friend has recommended these books to me, so when I saw number one in a second hand bookstore at R35 (or $2), I couldn't resist.
I loved it. Will write a review next week, but it had an engaging plot, wonderful characters, and written in 1989, it has stood the test of time too. Here's the cover.