Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Here's a few openings to famous novels. Do you recognise any of them? (Answers another time!)

1. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
2.  In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
3.  'The Bottoms' succeeded to 'Hell Row.' Hell Row was a block of thatched, bulging cottages that stood by the brook-side on Greenhill Lane.
4.  Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
5.  Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates.
6.  I have just returned from a visit to my landlord, the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with."
7.  Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
8.  This is the saddest story I have ever heard. 
9.  The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
10. It was the day my grandmother exploded.
11. It was a pleasure to burn.
12. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.

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