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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

First Chapter First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros

My first time with this meme!!!!

This week the introduction is from an old time favourite author of mine. Maeve Binchy. 

Her covers are idyllic and the stories are always down to earth, family stories which I like very much. 

The first chapter in the book goes

It had been very dull and matter of fact in 
the coroner's court. No great raised bench
with wigged judges, no dock, no uniformed 
police calling down the corridors for the next
person to appear. It was actually quite like an
ordinary office, there were books in glassfronted
cases, and lino on the floor - at one corner it had
definitely been nibbled or chewed by something.

I am eighty pages into the book now and the story is definitely interesting. The setting is WWII and blitz battled England and Ireland are our stages. This is going to be a good one.

The meme is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. Please come link and visit.


  1. Binchy was very adept at drawing the reader into the setting and the characters with her descriptions. Great opener!


  2. great share, Mystica! enjoy ;)
    and thx for the FHC visit - lovely start to my day - TY!!

  3. I loved this book as well as the author. I have A Week In Winter sitting on my shelf waiting for me.

  4. I do like that intro a lot, and although I read some of Maeve's books years ago, I never tried this one. Enjoy.

    Thank you so much for joining us and I hope that join in again sometime.

  5. The setting is well established, isn't it? Enjoy your book and thanks for visiting my blog!


  6. It sounds like a good one--enjoy. and thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  7. I have read a few of her short stories and really enjoyed them.