Thursday, January 11, 2024

Quentins by Maeve Binchy -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


Thank you for joining me on Book Beginnings on Fridays. Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading this week. Feel free to share from a book that captured your fancy, even if you are not reading it right now. 


When Ella Brady was six she went to Quentins.

-- from Quentins by Maeve Binchy. 

Years back, I went on a Maeve Binchy tear and read a lot of her books, including several involving many of the same characters in Quentins, including Tara Road and The Scarlet Feather

Quentins focuses on the fictional Dublin restaurant of that name, tying together the characters with the history of the restaurant. I love being back in Binchy World. All her novels involve many characters facing ordinary problems that all get resolved in a tidy way. They are the emotional equivalent of cleaning out a messy closet and leave me with the same sense of satisfaction.


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The Friday 56 is a natural tie-in with Book Beginnings. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your featured book. If you are reading an ebook or audiobook, find your teaser from the 56% mark.

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.


From Quentins:
In their first year at the university, Ella and Deirdre had made a new friend, Nuala, who was from the country and had her own flat. Right in the center of the city.

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