Great opening paragraph 5… ‘Moon Tiger’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Penelope Lively” ‘I’m writing a history of the world,’ she says. And the hands of the nurse are arrested for a moment; she looks down at this old woman, this old ill woman. ‘Well, my goodness,’ the nurse says. ‘That’s quite a thing to be doing, isn’t it?’ And then she becomes busy again, she heaves and tucks and smooths – ‘Upsy a bit, dear, that’s a good girl – then we’ll get you a cup of tea.’ ”
‘Moon Tiger’ by Penelope Lively 
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn
‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue
‘After You’d Gone’ by Maggie O’Farrell

 

 

 

Here is my old copy of Moon Tiger, well-read and much-loved. Penelope LivelyAnd if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
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