BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
I've been reading one Daphne du Maurier book each month since last November as part of a du Maurier buddy read group on Instagram. I love the immersive reading experience and the lively chat of the group.
This month we are reading The Flight of the Falcon, a murder mystery, campus novel, family drama set in a fictional Italian hill town contemporaneously when it was written in the early 1960s. There is a lot going on in this story and it has my full attention. I only have 50 pages left and can't wait to see how it ends.
Thanks for joining me on Book Beginnings on Fridays to share the opening sentence (or so) from the book you are enjoying this week. It can be the book you are reading or just a book that caught your fancy.
MY BOOK BEGINNING
We were right on time. Sunshine Tours informed its passengers on the printed itinerary that their coach was due at the Hotel Splendido, Rome, at approximately 1800 hours.
-- from The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier. I usually only share the very first sentence, but this one sows nothing of the story. At least with the second sentence, we know a little more of what to expect. At least we know we are in Rome.
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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.
MY FRIDAY 56
From The Flight of the Falcon:
Mrs. Bloom glided towards me, a frigate in full sail. “Now, Mr. Fabio, you’ll not refuse champagne?”
I keep meaning to read one of Daphne du Maurier's books, and this one has a lot of aspects I look for in mysteries. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
I finished it yesterday and really enjoyed the whole thing.Delete
I never read this author and the description sounds exactly like something I'd enjoy. I'll have to check it out. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
You too Yvonne! I've enjoyed all her books so far and this was one of my favorites.Delete
Glad you are enjoying this one. I must confess I haven't heard of it before.ReplyDelete
Not one of her most famous, but a good read!Delete
Hope it's a good one! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
It was fun! Thanks for hosting Friday 56!Delete
That sounds like a great book. Being able to chat about the same books others are reading only enhances the experience. Have a wonderful weekend! :)ReplyDelete
I really like the 56 teaser. Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete