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Teaser Tuesday – The house in Paris

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Just do the following:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.

My teaser is from:
“Naomi’s dead aunt had a flowering pink cherry at the foot of her garden at Twickenham. Karen spread a sheet of newspaper on an upturned packing-case under the tree: dark pink lights and splashes of sunshine where wind parted the branches came spilling through.”
p 95, The house in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen.

The copy that I’m reading is a different edition to that pictured. I was looking online for an image to use and just liked the one shown above. My copy is the old orange and cream classic Penguin cover and is the complete unabridged version of the book. It’s an old edition, printed in1946, so it smells lovely, and it has the price on the cover, which tickled me no end – One Shilling. I love it!

The book was written in 1935 and is in sections. I’ve read the first section, the present and am on the second section, which is where the quote comes from, which is the past. The final section will take us back to the present. From what I’ve read so far, it looks as if the final part will be very interesting!


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

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