Thursday, 11 August 2011
Opening lines from Books
I keep promising that I will read more books, but somehow I never get round to doing it. I think I need to make a list of books I want to read and work my way through them. Any favourites that you'd recommend?
These are some of the best opening lines from books - do you recognise them?
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife" - Pride and Prejudice
"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much" - Harry Potter
"Clare: It's hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he's okay. It's hard to be the one who stays" - The Time Traveler's Wife
"All children, except one, grow up" - Peter Pan
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" - 1984
"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book" - A series of Unfortunate Events
"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realised it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were" - Gone With The Wind.