Friday, February 19, 2021

The Anglophile's Notebook by Sunday Taylor - BOOK BEGINNINGS


I'm very late with my Book Beginnings post this Friday! I forgot to post last evening because I went to visit my mom and sister for an overdue celebration of my birthday. The festivities made me forget my blogging duties!

Snow and ice pushed back our celebration by over a week, so it was nice to finally get together out at their house. After lunch, we visited Tony's Garden Center, where this blanket of primroses made our eyes pop.

So, better very late than never, please share the first sentence or so of the book your are reading this week. Share the link to your blog post or social media post in the linky box below. If you link or share on social media, please use the hashtag #bookbeginnings. 


My Book Beginning is from The Anglophile's Notebook by Sunday Taylor:

Claire Easton awoke suddenly rom a deep sleep, her mind in a tangled fog.

This new novel follows Claire Easton, a magazine editor from LA on assignment in England to research a book about Charlotte Brontë. It's part literary travelogue, part romantic adventure, and all wonderful entertainment.


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From The Anglophile's Notebook:

Though today Carlyle is far from a fashionable figure, in the 1830s and ‘40s he was one of Victorian London’s foremost men of letters. A Scottish writer and historian, Thomas lived with his wife, Jane, a prominent essayist and famous wit, in a little house at 25 Cheyne Row, one of London’s best-preserved Georgian streets.


  1. It sounds like you had a nice visit with your family and late birthday celebration! My daughter's birthday is coming up next month and she's feeling a bit down since we can't have a party for her what with the pandemic. My mom may travel down, but we are still working out the details. It's a long drive (8 hours one way) and certain restrictions are still in place.

    The Anglophile's Notebook sounds like something I might enjoy. I like the excerpts you shared!

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I hope you get to celebrate your daughter's birthday in some kind of special way! We are fortunate that my mom and sister (who live together) and I all stay/work at home so are pretty much quarantined. We are a "bubble" with only each other and occasionally my husband.

  2. This book sounds like something right up my alley.

    How are you doing? Portland has no power, right?

    1. Thanks for asking! It was the western and southern areas that got hit worse than Portland. Some people here did lose power but we were fortunate and didn't. I had many friends with no power, water, or internet for a week or more!

  3. Tony's Garden Center looks lovely - glad you were able to celebrate your birthday.

    I like the cover of The Anglophile's Notebook and it does sound a book I'd enjoy.

  4. A very tempting book! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I'm in the mood for a book like yours right now. Thanks for featuring.

  6. This first line made me think, and then I realized the f must still be asleep, lol

  7. What an intriguing first line. I love that garden on the book cover. Wish mine was like that!

    Here's my Friday post. Featuring J. A. Jance.


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