Great opening paragraph 79… ‘Illywhacker’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Peter Carey“My name is Herbert Badgery. I am a hundred and thirty-nine years old and something of a celebrity. They come and look at me and wonder how I do it. There are weeks when I wonder the same, whole stretches of terrible time. It is hard to believe you can feel so bad and still not die.”
‘Illywhacker’ by Peter Carey 
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘After You’d Gone’ by Maggie O’Farrell
‘Fortunes of War’ by Olivia Manning
‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath

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ILLYWHACKER by Peter Carey #books http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1KP via @SandraDanby