Great opening paragraph 76… ‘Jack Maggs’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Peter Carey“It was a Saturday night when the man with the red waistcoat arrived in London. It was, to be precise, six of the clock on the fifteenth of April in the year of 1837 that those hooded eyes looked out the window of the Dover coach and beheld, in the bright aura of gas light, a golden bull and an overgrown mouth opening to devour him – the sign of his inn, the Golden Ox.”
‘Jack Maggs’ by Peter Carey 
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
Sea Glass’ by Anita Shreve 
Such a Long Journey’ by Rohinton Mistry 
Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte 

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