Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Literary Meme !

Updated to give the answers, and heartfelt apologies for  leaving it so long. Thank you for reminding me, Gretchen !

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 !

The Library at Fontley Priory, like most of the principal apartments in the sprawling building, looked to the south-east, commanding a prospect of informal gardens and a plantation of poplars, which acted as a wind-break and screened from view the monotony of the fen beyond    Identified.


The boy in the sea was in difficulties, that was plain from the first moment Dominic clapped eyes on him.

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.

The candle flame burned behind the glass globe of water, its light flooding over Isaac Peabody’s hands as he sat at work on a high stool before his littered work-table.      Identified
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DebD said...

I have no idea what quotes are from but I'm game to play this meme. All of your quotes sounds quite intriguing.

Mimi said...

I also have no idea. Hummmmm. I'll have to think.

DebD said...

I joined in...but I think mine are probably too easy.

Maureen said...

(Joining from Deb's blog.)

Number 2 is A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs by Ellis Peters, which is weird because I'm currently reading that book.

Gretchen Joanna said...

Is #2 Captains Courageous?

Mimi said...

Oh wow, that Elinor Brent-Dyer one sounds fabulous, off to put it on my PBS wish list. Thanks!