Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain: 1880-1914 by Simon Heffer - BOOK BEGINNINGS


I just wrapped up a long day of depositions. I need to get out of my desk chair and move around! So let's get started with Book Beginnings on Fridays and I will come back later with my own book beginning.

Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book that captured your attention this week. Put the link to your book beginning blog or social media post in the Linky box below. If you share on SM, please use the #bookbeginnings hashtag. 


The decades before the Great War appeal to the imagination because of the often romantic glimpses we have of them more than a century later. 

-- The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain: 1880-1914 by Simon Heffer. This chunky new history of Britain during the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods is just the kind of book to get lost in this summer. Take yourself back to an earlier time.


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Another weekly teaser event is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice, where you can find details and add a link to your post. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book you are featuring. You can also find a teaser from 56% of the way through your ebook or audiobook.


From The Age of Decadence:

Among those at the window was the Prince of Wales, apparently deeply interested in the demonstration and pleased at its imposing appearance. . . . Had the Queen known this it would have confirmed all her prejudices about her heir, whom she continued to consider a juvenile delinquent.

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