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Silly game- anyone up for it?

(237 Posts)
gracesmum Fri 27-Sep-13 09:57:06

OK it's not rocket science but hope this runs:
You post the opening line of a book, somebody guesses it and they then post another opening of another book, and so on. Yes?

Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage.

annodomini Fri 27-Sep-13 10:05:53

Answer: Persuasion Jane Austen

The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, athletic and prolonged.

feetlebaum Fri 27-Sep-13 10:58:04

Cold Comfort Farm

In the latter days of July in the year 185-, a most important question was for ten days hourly asked...

gracesmum Fri 27-Sep-13 11:54:36

That was quite hard, feetle I had to go and check - but one of my favourites - Barchester Towers?

How about an easy one?
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

Seren Fri 27-Sep-13 11:56:54

Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope

The play for which Briony had designed the posters,programmes and tickets...

Seren Fri 27-Sep-13 11:59:18

Oops! 2 of us answered. 'In the latter days... Will try again.

Seren Fri 27-Sep-13 12:01:40

Next was
1984 George Orwell

The play for which Briony had designed the posters, programmes and tickets...

vampirequeen Fri 27-Sep-13 12:07:52

Atonement by Ian McEwan

We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.

granfromafar Fri 27-Sep-13 12:45:37

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Attwood.

'It was love at first sight'

Ariadne Fri 27-Sep-13 14:59:43

Catch 22 Joseph Heller

"In formal beds beside the Serpentine,early tulips stood in tight lipped rows."

gracesmum Fri 27-Sep-13 15:01:59

Catch 22?

"The Mole had been working very hard all morning, spring-cleaning his little home."

gracesmum Fri 27-Sep-13 15:04:22

Great minds think alike!!
Pat Barker - The Eye in The Door.

"The Mole had been working very hard all morning, spring-cleaning his little home."

vampirequeen Fri 27-Sep-13 15:15:48

The Wind in the Willows....Kenneth Grahame

I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror.

Nelliemoser Fri 27-Sep-13 15:32:19

Its hard!
I got Catch 22 and 1984.
What a literary lot you are. smile

MiceElf Fri 27-Sep-13 15:36:55

Couldn't do Vampire's so I cheated and Googled. The little GREY cells weren't working!

All happy families resemble one another, every unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion.

grumppa Fri 27-Sep-13 15:56:30

Anna Karenina.

- They order, said I, this matter better in France -

granfromafar Fri 27-Sep-13 15:59:03

No -one said anything about not using Google!

Answer = Ann Karenina

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times........

granfromafar Fri 27-Sep-13 15:59:47

Oops! I meant Anna Karenina of course!

grumppa Fri 27-Sep-13 16:11:48

A Tale of two Cities

"That's torn it!"

cazthebookworm Fri 27-Sep-13 17:26:56

.....they order, said I, this matter better in France


A sentimental journey through France an Italy (author) Laurence Sterne.

Can't get the answer to "That's torn it".... but feel I should know it!!

My first line.....

The stooping figure of my mother, waist deep in the grass?????????????????

Bez Fri 27-Sep-13 18:09:41

Sounds like Laurie Lee

gracesmum Fri 27-Sep-13 18:09:56

Help, grumppa!! Too hard for me! I feel it should be Tom Brown's Schooldays or an Enid Blyton but honestly puzzled!!

vampirequeen Fri 27-Sep-13 18:16:57

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning....Laurie Lee

Deckard and his wife own an electric sheep which they keep on the roof of their ...

Enviousamerican Fri 27-Sep-13 19:03:57

Blade Runner. " The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas,a lonesome area that other Kansans call "out there."

Tegan Fri 27-Sep-13 19:21:21

Oh, I thought that might be a Jane Smiley book but it isn't [won't say what it is cause I googled it]. Now wishing I'd watched Blade Runner properly last night sad.