First Line Friday is hosted once again by Carrie at Reading is my Superpower. You can visit HERE to go directly to the FLF page of her blog.
Playing along is easy: open the book nearest you and share the first line. Then check out the link to see the other first lines posted this week.
Looking back on this, a night whose repercussions would change Europe's history forever, some claimed to remember nothing more than a distant noise.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think, and leave a link to your FLF so I can stop by to see what you've posted this week.
"The BBC is an institution at the heart of Britain". This New Noise - The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC by Charlotte HigginsReplyDelete
I checked our library system but we don't have it. How old is it? I can put in a purchase request.Delete
Published in 2015. Might not be available in the US? ISBN is: 978-1-78335-072-8Delete
Possibly not, but I would think it would be of interest here - the BBC is on NPR starting at Midnight. You will not be surprised that I listed to the BBC when I am up that late, lolDelete
My CD player (yes, I'm THAT old) needs replacing ATM so I'm listening to the radio - Classic FM. It's SO relaxing!Delete
I still love my cd player too, we have one in the car. We stream from Spotify a lot, but sometimes Eleanor is in the mood for every One Direction song in order, so the cds come in quite handy.Delete
That opening line is definitely going to draw the attention of any history buff - life me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
It was a great read! I always love reading about this period, even if I have read a hundred other books on the same subject. There's something comforting about topics I am already familiar with.Delete
Well that one certainly draws the reader in, and I don't even normally read history!ReplyDelete
It will lay the groundwork for you as to how Eleanor of Aquitaine came to be Queen of England! BUT, if you are going to read any history book I ever recommend, it MUST be The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by my BFF Dan Jones. It starts off with the White Ship tragedy and barrells through 300 years of Plantagenet rule that came to a bloody end at Bosworth in 1485.Delete
That is an intriguing beginning that invites further reading/investigation.ReplyDelete
It was a great read. I really have been finding comfort in books lately that are on topics I already know so well. They're like cozy blankets that remind me of things I have forgotten.Delete
Interesting first line. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
It was a fantastic read, thank you! You as well, Cindy.Delete
I'm finishing up In the Shadow of a Queen by Heather B. Moore. It's a really good book!ReplyDelete
"The day had begun early with masses of people arriving at the Windsor Castle grounds. From [Louise's] window's viewpoint, the crowds extended as far as she could see."
I hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you so much Nicole, you too!Delete
Interesting opening. I like the idea of how certain days (or nights) history can literally turn...ReplyDelete
It literally altered the landcape of Europe. Had William not died, there would have been no Anarchy because there would have been no war between Matilda (rightful heir, even though female) and her usurper cousin Stephen of Blois. William on the throne would likely meant his own heirs succeeding him, so no Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry III creating the Plantagenet dynasty. They may well still have married and had children, but I don't think the Angevin Empire would have become what it was.Delete
My first line is coming from Where Grace Appears by Heidi Chiavaroli.ReplyDelete
"The nature of secrets is that they long to be kept and long to be told all at the same time."https://www.musingsofasassybookishmama.com/2022/09/first-line-friday-where-grace-appears.html
Thanks for coming by!Delete
Wow that looks interesting!ReplyDelete
My first line comes from As Secret as the Night by Danielle Grandinetti:
December 6, 1933. Chicago
Lucia Critelli lowered her head against the bitter wind that raced the cars down the city street.
Thank you for sharing your line!Delete
I'm currently reading An Abduction Cold Case by Connie Queen and the first line is: "Kennedy Wells slammed on the brakes of her Mini Cooper as she looked out the driver’s-side window and squinted toward the dense woods." Happy Weekend!ReplyDelete
Intriguing! Thanks for stopping by.Delete