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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick

Teaser Tuesday: The Time of Singing by Elizabeth Chadwick: "

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!

This is the story of Ida de Tosney, mistress to Henry II of England. Here’s a quote from the page I’m on now:

Henry had intended sailing to Normandy to deal with pressing affairs, but until his wound healed, he had no choice but to remain in Winchester; thus he was not only feverish, but grumpy too. He was in no mood for bed sport, for which Ida was glad, but she knew she might be summoned at any moment to adjust his footstool, plump his pillows, sing to him, or just sit in his chamber.

And from a couple of pages further on:

In the warm summer evening, the court was taking its ease in the gardens and dining informally in the open air. A string of attendants ferried salvers of dainties from the kitchens, including marinated fruits, little balls of almond paste stuffed with dates and crisp hot fritters, oozing with melted cheese.

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