Great opening paragraph 1… ‘1984’ #amwriting #FirstPara

George Orwell
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.”
‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell 

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Catch-22’ by Joseph Heller
‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue
‘Jack Maggs’ by Peter Carey




It is 38 years since I first read this paragraph, here’s my old university copy of 1984George Orwell

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
1984 by George Orwell via @SandraDanby #amreading