Friday, 20 September 2013

Book Beginnings on Fridays...


Hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader

Book Beginnings on Fridays as stated by the host was started:

 "to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires."

You can share on Google + and social media , please post using the hash tag #BookBeginnings and there's also a Mr Linky on the host's blog.




Book Beginning : Longbourn by Jo Baker


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August 15th 2013 by Doubleday

If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah thought, she would be more careful not to trudge through muddy fields.

The butler...Mrs Hill and the two housemaids

...There could be wearing of clothes without their laundering, just as surely as there could be no going without clothes, not in Hertfordshire anyway, and not in September. Washday could not be avoided, but the weekly purification of the household's linen was nonetheless a dismal prospect for Sarah....



I'm a huge Jane Austen fan,with Pride and Prejudice being my favourite of her books. It's interesting to see this story written entirely from the point of view of the servants below stairs, who are seen only fleetingly in the original version. It's a whole new world .....rarely seen....



What do you think - share your thoughts.



My thanks to Josette for the generous loan of this lovely book


My Review is now on my blog

Find it here

13 comments:

  1. This one sounds interesting :)

    I've nominated you for the Liebster award, my post is here: http://bakeysbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/liebster-award-nomination.html

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    1. Hi Samantha - what a lovely surprise to be nominated for the Liebster award - thank you !

      And well done on your own nomination - you have a lovely blog :)

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  2. Ah, like The Help's characters, this could be an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Hi Laurel - I agree Life below Stairs was very different from the life of privilege upstairs !

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  3. Interesting to know what the help thinks. Here is my
    Book Beginning at Mixed Book Bag

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    1. Hi JC thanks for looking at my book beginnings post :)

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  4. I really want to read this title and that opening just confirmed that fact for me xD

    Happy reading! My Friday Book Memes

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    1. Hi Lianne - Hope you get to read Longbourn soon - its a great read :)
      Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Now that is what you call an attention getter. The cover definitely helps too. :)

    THANKS for sharing.

    My book beginnings is from THE WEDDING GIFT...if you like the "teaser" I finished it today and reviewed the book if you care to check out the review.

    It is a book EVERY woman should read.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Hi Elizabeth - thanks for visiting and sharing details of your book beginnings..:)

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    2. THANKS for the return visit to my blog.

      Have a good day.

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  6. Intriguing! And I love that cover :)

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    1. Hi Guiltless Reader - the cover is intriguing isn't it - I love it too !

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - Jaffa and I appreciate your interest.