Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Every Tuesday, Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
 posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book
 she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
 Feel free to grab the banner and play along!

My selection this week is from Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs, and Downton Abbey (Whew! that was a long title!!). I picked this one up from my library because I'm having Downton Abbey withdrawals!!

I was born in 1907 in Hove, the second child of a family of seven. My earliest recollection is that other children seemed to be better off than we were. But our parents cared so much for us. One particular thing that I always remember was that every Sunday morning my father used to bring us a comic and a bag of sweets. You used to be able to get a comic for a halfpenny plain and a penny coloured. Sometimes now when I look back at it, I wonder how he managed to do it when he was out of work and there was no money at all coming in.

Would you continue reading this one
 based on the opening paragraph?


  1. Oh, I think I'd like this one a lot --great intro --enjoy

  2. This sounds amazing... I would keep reading!!!

  3. Love anything related to Downton Abbey! Staci, does your library have To Marry an English Lord? (Sorry, the author's name escapes me at the moment.) Really fun pictorial book filled with Edwardian trivia and info that I found to be even better than the Downton Abbey book. Thanks for the heads up on this book!

  4. I'd read on since I know the TV series and liked it.

  5. This sounds wonderful...I'm definitely going to check it out. I just loved Downton Abbey.

    I'll be wayching for your review of this book! Enjoy it!

  6. I really enjoyed this book... the perfect cure for Downton Abbey Withdrawal Syndrome!

  7. I was intrigued by this one when I saw the title. I'd love to read it!

  8. I probably would want to keep reading. I'd love to know more about this woman's life.


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