54 great opening lines: 4

I was brought here from Senegal when I was two years old by the chevalier de B., who was then governor there. Ourika, Claire de Duras, translated by John Fowles ***** John Fowles was the author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, whose opening line I posted yesterday, as no. 3.


Weekly photo challenge: Together

The photo I chose for the ‘Together’ challenge shows soldiers far from home, undoubtedly lonely for family and not wanting to isolate themselves from the local people. It reminded me of the concluding words of George Sand (pen name of Mme Aurore Dudevant) after spending a couple of months in a deserted monastery in Majorca, separated… Continue reading