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TEASER TUESDAYS, hosted by MizB at Should be Reading, asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!
Here's my two sentences:
"I made her half a curtsey. I did not say -- which I might have -- that she should be thankful I had not turned back at Paddington; that I wished I had turned back; and that for anyone to have had the time that I had had, in trying to get forty miles from London, perhaps went to prove that London wasn't meant to be left -- I did not say that."
page 61, Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters

I'm about 140 pages into Fingersmith, set in Victorian England.  The main character, Susan, grew up with a rough crowd of thieves in London and, as part of a confidence scheme, has been sent to Maidenhead to pose as a ladies maid.  This book is full of colorful characters and I've heard so many great things about it.  I specifically saved this book for a time when I'm off work so I can dive in and enjoy!
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Teaser Tuesday
Ah yes, the thigs we might have said...

Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Laura, that book sounds like a lot of fun! I'm going to go add it to my wish list!! Here's my Teaser (http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2008/12/teaser-tuesday-breathing-space-by.html)!

:) wendi
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you joined it! I love reading Victorian era books, so will definitely be adding it to my list.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting read! Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays!
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Dec. 23rd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a great book!
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
I like it when I come across historical fiction that I can relate to my modern life! I wish I was as good as biting my tounge as the character in your Teaser.

Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great read that would fit right into the Victorian challenge. Happy reading.
Dec. 25th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Excellent book

"And I made another curtsey, and winked.-two curious things to do together, as it happened, and I would not recommend you try it: for I fear the wink unbalanced the curtsey; and I'm certain the curtsey threw off the wink"

pg 112 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
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