46 Great Opening Lines: 45

The thousand arms of the forest were grey, and its million fingers silver. First line, ‘The Sign of the Broken Sword’, G.K. Chesterton, 1911 G.K. Chesterton wrote 53 stories about a very short priest with ‘a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling’. Many of them have intriguing opening lines, but I particularly… Continue reading