The answers are :-
1/ A Civil Contract, by Georgette Heyer.
2/ A Nice Derangement Of Epitaphs by Ellis Peters. This is one of her Inspector Felse mysteries, and an absolute classic.
3/ So You Want To Be A Wizard ? by the incredibly accomplished sci-fi and Star Trek writer, Diane Duane. Ostensibly for kids, but really for adults :-)
4/ The Lost Staircase by Elinor M Brent-Dyer, she of the Chalet School series fame. This is a fill-in book, and unashamedly historically orientated to deal with late medieval/Tudor/Stuart religious customs. An excellent, though slightly dated read.
5/ The Dean's Watch by the incomparable Elizabeth Goudge. I cry every time I read this, but still love it to bits. My copy has, quite literally, fallen apart through being read so much.
Well done to those of you who guessed corectly !
Anybody want to play along too ?
1. Pick 5 of your favorite books.
2. Post the first sentence of each book. (If one sentence seems too short, post two or three!)
3. Let everyone try to guess the titles and authors of your books.
So, here are my five ! Have fun !
Edited to corect two typos. Sorry !
Part of the problem, Nita thought to herself as she tore desperately down Rose Avenue, is that I can't keep my mouth shut..
Dragon House was built during the later years of the Seventh Henry by Master Balthazar Gellibrand. Why Master Gellibrand should have left his native Kent and crossed England to the Welsh Marches to find him a home was a question no one but he could solve.