Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea posts the first paragraph or maybe two of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image, and share the first paragraph or two of the book you are reading this week.
The Thirteenth Tale
Washington Square Press/Simon & Schuster, Inc.
It was November. Although it was not yet late, the sky was dark when I turned into Laundress Passage. Father had finished for the day, switched off the shop lights and closed the shutters; but so I would not come home to darkness he had left on the light over the stairs to the flat. Through the glass in the door it cast a foolscap rectangle of paleness onto the wet pavement and it was while I was standing in that rectangle, about to turn my key in the door, that I first saw the letter. Another white rectangle, it was on the fifth step from the bottom, where I couldn't miss it.
I am probably one of a very few who have not read Ms. Setterfield book. I read lots of reviews and all have been very positive. I have had it downloaded onto my Kindle for over a year. I started it Saturday and it is great. The writing is so descriptive, it puts you there in the bookstore with Margaret Lea and her father and the books.
So, have you read The Thirteenth Tale or would you be tempted to try it based on this first paragraph?
Until next time
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