After getting thoroughly annoyed running around the shops at lunchtime trying to post a parcel and failing, I was cheered to see a parcel for me on my desk when I got back to work. Of course it was a book parcel and this time it was one that I ordered from a recommendation (thanks Homefrontgirl!) based on my glowing review of Neville Shute’s A Town Like Alice. I fancied reading more Shute and imagine my delight when the one that Homefrontgirl suggested, Requiem for a Wren was on eBay going cheap – a lovely 1956 copy with a pretty zodiac print cover:
So even though I haven’t started it yet, I thought I’d do my Tuesday Teaser from this one:
“I was intensly reluctant to open that case. To do so would clearly be an act in opposition to the dead girl’s earnest wish and one should respect the wishes of the dead.”
Page 47, Requiem for a Wren, Neville Shute.
I’m all intrigued now to find out what the case was and whether he did or not!
Has anyone else read Requiem for a Wren? What was your Tuesday Teaser?