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Some of my Favourite Opening Lines From Children’s Literature

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without pictures or conversation?”

 

Wardens of The Weir – Nicholas Stuart Gray
Wardens of The Weir – Nicholas Stuart Gray

My father came into the room briskly and asked if I had murdered the Tonkins children. I said no, but I’d often thought of it. The perfect chance had not yet presented itself.

 

I Can’t Believe You’ve Never Read…

little_womenI have long since lost count of how many times I have heard this. Last year I remember deciding to read Little Women, to the shock of several people I know who all said the same thing “I can’t believe you haven’t read it” Well I hadn’t, never seen the movie either, so I read the book. I also spent most of the book waiting for Beth to die, because at least three people told me “Beth is so sad” Well, she didn’t die, she got sick, and recovered.  I won’t say I felt cheated though. Only a bit baffled. I haven’t read on yet.