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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - April 13


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Most of the time I read books by authors from the USA, but that's just because most Christian fiction is coming from there. So today I decided you give you a teaser from an Australian author that I am currently reading.

Golden Fiddles by Mary Grant Bruce

'They had left Tupurra in a state of wild excitement, and the journey, while the daylight lasted, had been all wonder and delight. Then had come some hours of darkness, which had taken some of the edge off their spirits, since even the marvel of being in a train for the first time may pall when it is impossible to look out tof the window. But Melbourne's first glimpse had revived the children. They thrilled at the gleaming electric signs as the train neared Prince's Bridge; the roar of the station renewed the thrill.'

This is historical fiction, but for me, it is set in an area that is very familiar to me, and that makes it really interesting. It's not the first time I've read this book, but since the last time I read it I've learned more about the history of Melbourne and some of the things in it.

4 comments:

Whitney said...

Those are beautifully constructed sentences. What a great teaser!

tweezle said...

I adore historical fiction. Great teaser! Now I'll have to add this one to my never ending list of wants.

Here's my teaser for this week.

jlshall said...

I'm not very familiar with any Australian authors (although I love Australian films). Like most Americans, I tend to stick to what I know. Really should broaden my horizons a bit. This sounds like a really intriguing book - I'll have to remember this author. Excellent teaser!
Here's mine.

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