And the answers are…

I realise that your fingernails will be ragged with the stress of wanting to know the answers to last week’s first lines, so without further ado, here they are;

  1. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. (Little Women, Louisa M Alcott).
  2. All children, except one, grow up. (Peter Pan, J M Barrie).
  3. Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston, in 1942 for wounding a man in a theatre. (The World According to Garp, John Irving).
  4. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. (1984, George Orwell).
  5. There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C S Lewis).
  6. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle).
  7. As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect. (Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka).
  8. It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York. (The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath).

(And no – I wouldn’t have known all of them, that’s the beauty of being in a team.)

Happy reading and happy writing! 🙂

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3 Responses to And the answers are…

  1. Juneta says:

    Got the first 3, should have got 4 & 5 too but did not remember/recognize.


  2. I would have known quite a few of them, but I haven’t read a couple of those books, so…


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