First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by 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 off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
First Lines . . .
Today’s First Lines Friday book is . . .
The House of Bernada Alba is Federico García Lorca’s last and possibly finest play, completed shortly before he was murdered by Nationalist sympathisers at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Inspired by real-life characters and described by Lorca as ‘a true record of village life’, it is a tragic tale of frustration and explosive passions in a household of women ruled by a tyrannical mother.
Did you guess this book by its first lines? Let me know in the comments!
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