"The English woman was still looking at me when I entered the hallway. Perusing me in a fashion as if I was not there to see her stares."
-- Small Island by Andrea Levy.
Although I started Small Island last week, I have only read a few pages because I got sucked back into Up in the Old Hotel.
But, since I left Up in the Old Hotel in the locker room at the gym (I've lost track of how many times I have done this -- I need to tattoo a reminder on the back of my hand), I have turned to Small Island for my teaser. From the first chapter, when Hortense first arrives in London.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.