On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.
This week's book-
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When the call came, Maisie Beukes was alone in the keepers quarters.Cecil had already gone on duty even though it was only five o'clock
She opened the fridge, looking for something to make for lunch.
Fish - only fish.
There was only ever fish. And cold boiled rice or macaroni.
This is the story of Hannes - the lighthouse keeper. It is fascinating reading. The keepers and their families are sent to remote places - in this case an island, where all there is to eat is fish - except when the boat comes in, irregularly. And everywhere is guano - penguin poop. To the extent that everything smells like it, tastes like it. Can you imagine?