This Teaser Tuesday is missing a cover, because I’m gobbling up a reading copy that isn’t due until June, and the cover doesn’t seem to exist out in the world yet. To make up for it, I’m going to share this extra tid-bit: Mel Campbell’s pintrest where she shares her research for the book. GETTING INSIDE THE CREATIVE PROCESS! How exciting.
Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
- 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!
“Last year, I visited the Bendigo Art Gallery to see an exhibition of clothes that once belonged to Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco. When I compared the garments to the photos, films and newsreels depicting Grace wearing them, I couldn’t believe the relatively solid, healthy-looking person in the images could possibly have possessed the kind of dainty, birdlike body that would have fitted into these sleeves and waistlines.”
– from Out of Shape by Mel Campbell, due out June 2013.
26/03/2013 at 8:07 pm
“Six decades later she would describe how at the age of thirteen she had written her way through a whole history of literature, beginning with stories derived from the European tradition of folk tales, through drama with simple moral intent, to arrive at an impartial psychological realism which she had discovered for herself, one special morning during a heat wave in 1935. She would be well aware of the extent of her self-mythologising, and she gave her account a self-mocking, or mock-heroic tone.”
– from Atonement, by Ian McEwan
26/03/2013 at 8:28 pm
“With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle and rolled back his left shirtcuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist, all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture-marks.”
-The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
28/03/2013 at 5:54 am
“They say that men who know the sleep of exhaustion in the snow find no awakening on the hither side of death . . . The hours passed and the moon sank down below the white world’s rim.”
-The Glamour of the Snow, by Algernon Blackwood, from Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood, Dover Publications