A Votary of Dame Fashion for Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme over at adailyrhythm.com

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!

source: apieceofmonologue.com
source: apieceofmonologue.com

I always have a few books on the go (who doesn’t?), but seeing as it’s Bloomsday, I’ll open Ulysses at random …

Gerty was dressed simply but with the instinctive taste of a votary of Dame Fashion for she felt that there was just a might that he might be out. A neat blouse of electric blue selftinted by dolly dyes (because it was expected in the Lady’s Pictorial that electric blue would be worn) with a smart vee opening down to the division and kerchief pocket (in which she always kept a piece of cottonwool scented with her favourite perfume because the handkerchief spoiled the sit) and a navy threequarter skirt cut to the stride showed off her slim graceful figure to perfection.

7 thoughts on “A Votary of Dame Fashion for Teaser Tuesday

  1. “Mommy,” the Boy says now, on the river, “it worked.”
    “What worked?” Malorie says, torn from her memories.
    “The blindfold doesn’t hurt anymore.”

    Bird Box, Josh Malerman

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  2. I have several books going on, too, but I’ll choose ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen because it’s the one I was reading now.

    “Anne was obliged to turn away, to rise, to walk to a distant table, and, leaning there in pretending employment, try to subdue the feelings this picture excited. For a few moments her imagination and her heart were bewitched.”

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  3. “Pier Paolo Pasolini was as violently against his times as the New Yorker was in tune with them. A novelist, poet, journalist and polemicist, he was the most notorious of the six Italian filmmakers who changed the art of filmmaking in the 1960s.”

    The Story of Film, Mark Cousins.

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  4. “The day was waning and, alone at last, sitting on the verandah I watched the traffic of the river.”

    The sun set and they were silhouetted against the redness of the sky: the areca with its bedraggled crown looks like a feather duster very much the worse for wear., but at night against the sapphire of the sky it has the distinction of a Persian miniature”

    The Gentleman in the Parlour, W. Somerset Maugham

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