Great Opening Paragraph 106… ‘A Month in the Country’ #amwriting #FirstPara

JL Carr“When the train stopped I stumbled out, nudging and kicking the kitbag before me. Back down the platform someone was calling despairingly, ‘Oxgodby… Oxgodby.’ No-one offered a hand, so I climbed back into the compartment, stumbling over ankles and feet to get at the fish-bass (on the rack) and my folding camp-bed (under the seat). If this was a fair sample of northerners, then this was enemy country so I wasn’t too careful where I put my boots. I heard one chap draw in his breath and another grunt: neither spoke.’
‘A Month in the Country’ by JL Carr

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Before I Go To Sleep’ by SJ Watson
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And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by JL Carr #books via @SandraDanby


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