First Line Fridays


First Line Fridays, a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words, on judging a book by its opening lines rather than its cover or author.

Dear Jason, I’ve done a lot of things in my life but I definitely think writing a letter without knowing if it’ll ever get read has to be one of the maddest!

half a world away

Half a World Away

Would you want to read on?

The line comes from the 2019 Richard and Judy book club selection, Half a World Away by Mike Gayle. This is the first novel I have read of his. The story of siblings separated by the care system and then finally meeting after 30 years reads true. I’m halfway through and think the narrative is building to a poignant ending.

What books are you reading at the moment?

Thanks for stopping by,

Christine x

One thought on “First Line Fridays

  1. It sounds a good read.
    I reading a scandi novel which I thought might be a thriller, but has turned into something else I think…
    Still running a bookstall outside my house for the NHS, as I had some books given to me by my sisters in laws. Unfortunately most of them are about war ( there are some about Hitler! ) Or gardening. 🙄
    Also I think the telly has died. Disaster! X

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