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May 11, 2007

Friday morning

Zadie Smith has a short story in The New Yorker. They’re going on about novel first lines over at The Guardian Books Blog; I was pleased that my personal favourite was noted (“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York”). And we’re away to Peterborough this weekend (the ultimate tourist destination). It’s a long weekend too, because we made it that way. Tra-la.

Oh, and log on now to Diggerland.com.

2 thoughts on “Friday morning”

  1. <b>Rebecca Rosenblum</b> says:

    Yay for Plath and Smith and long weekends. Somewhat mystified by Diggerland, yet not unseduced. Happy travels.

  2. hip_ragdoll says:

    That is my absolute favourite opening line of any novel. It’s the one that has stuck in my head after years and years of reading. Aw. So lovely.

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