Anthony BurgessAnglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson -- BOOK BEGINNINGS

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson — BOOK BEGINNINGS



What are your book plans for this weekend? My weekend is filled with grandkids, so I do not think I’ll get much reading in. But I hope to snatch a few pages here and there.

Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading – or just a book that caught your fancy – here on Book Beginnings on Fridays.


Gerald Middleton was a man of mildly but persistently depressive temperament. Such men are not at their best at breakfast, nor is the week before Christmas their happiest time.

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson, a darkly comic satire of academia and society.

This mid-century British novel has been on my TBR shelf for a long time. It is one of the books I picked for my TBR 22 in ’22 Challenge list. Maybe I should save it for December, but I grabbed it and am going to read it now, in the middle of summer. Since Angus Wilson was one of England’s first openly gay novelists, this can count as my book for Pride Month.


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Freda at Freda’s Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading – or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda’s Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.


From Anglo-Saxon Attitudes:

There was no want of artificial flowers in the Corner House entrance hall. An enormous cardboard turkey and an enormous cardboard goose, owing their inspiration to somewhat vulgarized memories of Walt Disney, held between them the message MERRY XMAS made entirely of white and pink satin roses.



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