Jan. 13th, 2009

purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (books)
1. The sublimity connected with vastness, is familiar to every eye. -- From The Pathfinder by James Fenimore Cooper which I bought a good decade ago because I liked Last of the Mohicans and it advertised itself as "Hawkeye in love". I never finished it but think I may, nevertheless, put it back on the to-read pile.

2. On Monday January the seventeenth early in the morning it began to snow. -- From Avalanche! by A. Rutgers Van Der Loeff, of which I was very fond as a child.

3. I stood in the shadows of a deserted shop front across from The Blood and Brew Pub, trying not to be obvious as I tugged my black leather pants back up where they belonged. -- From Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

4. The girl screamed once, only the once. -- From Knots and Crosses (and, apparently, Exit Music) by Ian Rankin. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] lukadreaming

5. Waterloo ended a long war, but there remained in England a home front on which many battles were to be fought. -- From England's Last Revolution by John Stevens. I'd have been gob-smacked if anyone actually got this, but thought there was a possibility someone might say "has this got anything to do with that Pentrich Revolution stuff you were going on about?".

6. Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew. -- From The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea. This is one of B's all-time favourite books. I was a little underwhelmed by it when I read it, although having just read the back, I realise I recollect nothing whatsoever about its contents.

7. Simon Boulderstone, aged twenty, came to Egypt with the draft. -- From the first book of the Levant Trilogy by Olivia Manning which I read because Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson were in it on TV. I thought someone might recall Simon Boulderstone from it, though I confess I didn't.

8. It was a place of ancient evil. -- From The Five Doctors by Terrance Dicks. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hobnobs

9. The world is four thousand years old. -- From Learning the World by Ken McLoed. Guessed by [livejournal.com profile] iriswildthyme,

10. The burnished metal plate outside said 1453 ABC. -- From Wild Kat by Karen Kijewski "in the bestselling tradition of Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky".

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