Books

Teaser Tuesday (14th July 2015)

TT (2)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm. All you have to do is:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week my teaser is:

The Lord Mayor and the alderman were eager to be part of the glorious revival of English magic. They persuaded the Court of Common Council to set up a Committee for Magical Acts and the Committee decreed that only Mr Norrell was permitted to do magic within the City boundaries and that other persons who “set up booths or shops, or otherwise molested the citizens of London with claims to do magic” were to be expelled forthwith.

p.226, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell coverI’m only a few chapters in to Strange and Norrell so far (I’ve read 3% according to Goodreads) but I’m enjoying it a lot. It reads like an Austen or a Dickens novel and I’m enjoying that aspect as I love classic novels. I can’t wait to read the rest of the novel.

I’d definitely recommend watching the BBC mini-series adaptation too.

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2 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (14th July 2015)

    1. I think English magic would be wild and untamed, like the moors, but French magic would be refined. There’s no mention of French magic though. Just English 🙂

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