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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."
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Book Beginning : The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
29 June 1670
The Palace of Saint-Cloud Paris
Urgent to the Rue Varenne, Paris
I love the beginning of this book - we don't know who is writing the letter, or to whom the letter is addressed but it speaks of treachery and scandal. The need to know why the royal Princess Henriette-Anne is in such piteous agony is intriguing.....
This is a dual time narrative story which flits forwards and backwards in time between the 1670s and the court of King Charles II, and Trinity College Cambridge in 2008 as history professor, Claire Donovan attempts to solve the puzzle of the Devlin Diary.
Does the book appeal to you ?