First Lines Friday

First Lines Friday – September 28th

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This meme is hosted over at Wandering Words

What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book, share its first lines… And then reveal it!


There have been two moments in my life when everything changed. Moments when things could have gone either way. Moments when I had to make a choice.


Scroll to reveal the book!

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Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process. But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from 11th-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake….

 

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