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First Lines … ‘Eulogy’s Secret’ by Grace Elliot

Chapter One

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‘As night fell, the rain stopped. A hackney cab sluiced through the deserted streets, slithering to a halt outside an imposing stone terrace.

“Here we are, Miss. Grosvenor Square, like you said.”

Eulogy tightened the grip on her valise and peered into the night. Yellow lamplight spilt through the curtains of the grand buildings, hinting at comfort and warmth within, mocking the inhospitable, rain-washed streets.

“Well, Miss. I ain’t got all night, you getting out or what?” ‘


Those lines definitely made me want to read on:

Judging from the fact that she doesn’t seem to recognise Grosvenor Square and that she finds the buildings so grand and imposing, we can only assume that Eulogy has never been to this place before.

Why is she arriving in a strange place at night time?

Does she have a tight grip on her valise because she is worried about the character of the neighbourhood she is in, or because she is a little scared of the reception she might get at one of the houses she has just been delivered to?


To avoid too many spoilers, I have not included a full synopsis with this post, but should you wish to read more details, please click on the image.

This book was a review copy, sent to me by the author, Grace Elliot and as such, was free of charge.

This in no way influenced any comments I may have expressed about the book, in any blog article I have posted. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


They say that the first lines of a piece of writing, are always the most difficult to set down on paper. It seems to me, that they may also be the most definitive, as I find they often set the scene in my mind, even before I have turned the first page… and it is quite disappointing if they don’t…


My thoughts about ‘Eulogy’s Secret’ will be published very soon


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UPDATE: 14/11/2011 …. My thoughts about ‘Eulogy’s Secret’ can be read by clicking here


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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