A lovely friend of mine purchased this for me to listen to whilst I was recuperating from my surgery. It couldn't have come at a better time. Unfortunately I have had some complication this week which have meant that reading for long periods of time has become very difficult. I have also been alone this week becuase my wonderful other half has gone back to work after taking two weeks off to look after me. Here is the opening line of this classic:
"'The Signora has no business to do it,' said Miss Bartlett, no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view, close together, instead of which here are north rooms, here are north rooms looking into a courtyard, and a long way apart. Oh, Lucy!'"I know that I normally say that I dislike books that open with speach, but this is definitely an exception to that rule. I love the tone of the voice the speaker is using. It is clear already that they must be middle - upper class, or they wouldn't be getting their knickers in a knot over such small details. I also love how it introduces the title of the book in the first line.
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