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Old 04-03-2013, 14:18
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The first face I can remember seeing was Candy's.

My Animals and Other Family by Clare Balding
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Old 04-03-2013, 14:24
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After dinner I sat and waited for Pyle in my room over the rue Catinat: he had said, “I’ll be with you at latest by ten,” and when midnight had struck I couldn’t stay quiet any longer and went down into the street.

The Quiet American - Graham Greene.
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Old 04-03-2013, 18:23
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Demandred stepped out onto the black slopes of Shayol Ghul, and the gateway, a hole in reality's fabric, winked out of existence.

Book 6 of the Wheel of Time series.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:39
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"a slight delicate looking man with pale face and refined features ........"

thrilling stories of the railway by w e whitechurch.

on radio4 extra last week so i downloaded the book from project gutenberg australia.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:02
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On a gloomy March afternoon, sitting in the same high school classroom she'd been sitting in for thirteen years, gritting her teeth as she told her significant other for the seventy-second time since they met she'd be home at six because it was Wednesday and she was always home at six on Wednesdays, Quinn Mackenzie lifted her eyes from the water colour assignments on the desk in front of her and met her destiny.

Crazy For You - Jennifer Crusie
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Old 05-03-2013, 19:06
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Have given the first two sentences as otherwise it's just not interesting with this example....

'"So now get up". Felled, dazed, silent, he has fallen; knocked full length on the cobbles of the yard.'

Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
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Old 05-03-2013, 20:22
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"The Khabarovsk express was due to arrive in Moscow by 9am."
Everything Flows - Vasily Grossman
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Old 05-03-2013, 20:25
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Andy Bellefleur was as drunk as a skunk.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:40
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Andy Bellefleur was as drunk as a skunk.
- Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris

'Bleedin' hell.'
- Trapped - Jacqui Rose
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:38
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My name is Serena Frome (rhymes with plume) and almost forty years ago I was sent on a secret mission for the British security service.
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:29
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Mr Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes.

(Animal Farm/ George Orwell)
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:54
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"On a cold and misty morning in April 1960, a young astronomer named Frank Drake quietly took control of the 26-metre dish at the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia."

[The Eerie Silence by Paul Davies]
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Old 06-03-2013, 22:25
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'On the night of July 25, 1492, Pope Innocent VIII lay dying.'


Lucrezia Borgia by Maria Bellonci
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Old 06-03-2013, 23:11
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"Quantum physics in the form of its famous observer effect (how an observer's looking transforms quantum possibilities unto actual experiences in the observer's consciousness) is forcing us to a paradigm shift from a primacy-of-matter paradigm to a primacy of consciousness paradigm (for details, read my book The Self-Aware Universe)."

~ 'How Quantum Activism can save Civilization' (2011) by Amit Goswami, PhD.
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Old 12-03-2013, 22:40
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'It began with President Coyle's children, Ethan and Zoe, both high-profile personalities since they arrived in Washington, and probably even before that'.

Kill Alex Cross - James Patterson
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Old 13-03-2013, 00:01
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"It was the day my grandmother exploded."

The Crow Road - Iain Banks
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Old 13-03-2013, 14:26
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"The dream, the one she had dreamt most nights for many, many months, always started out the same way."

Between A Mother and Her Child - Elizabeth Noble.

Sounds rather cliched like that, but it's not bad so far.
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Old 13-03-2013, 22:23
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I know I'm not an ordinary ten year old kid.

(Wonder by RJ Palacio)
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Old 14-03-2013, 13:03
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Today is the day of my fathers funeral. He was murdered.

The Lost Years - Mary Higgins Clark
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Old 14-03-2013, 13:58
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the door opened at exactly nine o`clock on friday morning, january 14, 1927, and the bailiff shouted his instruction so all in the corridor could hear.

apparent danger - david stokes.
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Old 14-03-2013, 21:00
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From the moment I open my eyes, I know it's going to be a bad day

Severed by Simon Kernick
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Old 17-03-2013, 22:36
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"A cinnamon brown Oldsmobile Cutlass crawled up Edgewood Avenue, the windows lowered, the driver hunched down in his seat."

Criminal - Karin Slaughter
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Old 17-03-2013, 23:44
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Death, in this forsaken place, could come in countless forms.

Deception Point by Dan Brown.
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Old 18-03-2013, 01:30
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Georgio shouldn't be much longer now, Harry.

Martina Cole - The Jump
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Old 18-03-2013, 02:47
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I slid the canopy of my Grumman shut, and tightened the safety harness.

John Moffat - I Sank the Bismarck (biographical)

Lt. Commander John Moffat - as well as taking part in the Taranto raid - is credited as the pilot who's 'Swordfish' torpedo bomber disabled the Bismarck's rudder, allowing the British Navy to catch and sink her, in 1941
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