Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
I finished An Incomplete Revenge last night, and enjoyed it so much! (My post will be up on Monday, in timing with the Maisie Dobbs Read-Along.) So I started right in on book #3 which I had skipped over: Pardonable Lies. I DO like my Maisie.
So today, from page 149:
Maisie left London before seven in the morning, her clothes, books, and papers packed in a small case of dark brown leather with straps across to ensure her belongings were secure. She carried her black document case and wore a gray-and-blue tweed jacket with a pale gray silk blouse, light gray woolen trousers, black shoes, and, to top off her ensemble, a dark gray hat with a broader brim than usual, a black band and a dark blue feather on the side, which was attached to the band with a deep blue stone in a sapphire cut.
You know, I said earlier in our read-along that the fashion details weren’t my cuppa because I’m pretty fashion-unconscious and all, but I’m changing my mind. I really enjoy being able to picture these details, and I really appreciate Maisie’s style; she’s simple but classy, even elegant, even if Priscilla does think she’s too plain. That’s how I see her.
I think this passage sees Maisie off on her journey back to France for the first time since the war, and I happen to have a fairly strong, foreshadowed feeling that things don’t go well for her there. But doesn’t she look smart heading off? I like the items like the black document case, and her nurse’s watch, that follow her through the series and whose histories we know. It gives a neat sense of continuity; it’s rewarding us for reading the whole series. (And here I am out of order, sigh, what else is new. I like it fine this way though.)
I am enjoying Maisie yet again! Stay tuned!