Friday, November 4, 2022

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier -- BOOK BEGINNINGS



Wow! I'm late posting this week. A while back, knowing I was heading into a super busy patch at work, I spent a Saturday afternoon scheduling a bunch of Book Beginning posts in advance. But I forgot those scheduled posts ended last week! 

I just minutes ago finished writing an appeals brief in the Boy Scout bankruptcy case. Now the last bits to do are for my very competent law partner to add the index and table of authorities and my paralegal to finalize the exhibits. Then we will zip the whole thing off to our local counsel in Delaware and, finally, this project that has made me crazy for the last month will be in God's hands. 

I plan to spend this whole weekend in a stupor of good books and baked treats! Starting with my book for this week's Book Beginnings.

What are you reading this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) here on Book Beginnings on Fridays. 


The first thing I noticed was the clarity of the air, and then the sharp green color of the land.

-- The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. 

I'm reading this one as my first Bookstagram buddy read. I've had a hardback copy on my TBR shelf since 1983, when I was still in high school! It's about time I finally got to it. 

We started it this week. My hardback copy is missing its dustjacket, so I had no idea what to expect. Never in a million years would I have guessed hallucinogenic drugs and time travel! 


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Freda at Freda's Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading -- or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda's Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.


From The House on the Strand:
When I lie I like to base the lie on a foundation of fact, for it appeases not only conscience but a sense of justice.  I stamped the envelope and put it in my pocket, and then I remembered that Magnus wanted bottle B from the laboratory sent up to him in London. 
Du Maurier is always a great one for melodrama!

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