Thursday, June 13, 2019

Book Beginnings: The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen



Miss Fitzgerald hurried out of the Hotel into the road. Here she stood still, looking purposelessly up and down in the blinding sunshine and picking at the fingers of her gloves.

The Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen. I'm reading Bowen's first novel (1927) in San Remo, Italy because it is set in San Remo, Italy. That doesn't happen very often! My sister and I are on a trip with our parents to celebrate their 80th birthdays.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

"One does miss one's tea out here," said Joan. "The tea-gardens are so breaking; we can't afford to go there, and the patisserie place is stuffy and full of Italians and one does get sick of pigging it up in one's room with a spirit lamp."


fredamans said...

Sounds like a great read. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

The language in the 56 quotes sounds odd. Is the book set in England, or Australia? My quotes from The Overstory

Cora - Tea Party Princess said...

The cover for The Hotel is absolutely gorgeous!
I love reading books when I'm visiting their setting, there's something extra enjoyable about it.
Cora |

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I love the book cover. It's so much fun to read a book that is set in the place you're visiting. Enjoy the read and the trip!

Nicki J. Markus / Asta Idonea said...

Enjoy your trip! Great coincidence over the setting and your location!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I just realized I never did get around to linking my Book Beginnings post from last week, which was set in 1929. It's fun to see YOU were reading a book from the 1920s, too.

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