I haven't done a 'First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday' for a long time! This is a feature hosted by 'Bibliophile By The Sea' , where bloggers post the first paragraph of a book they are currently reading or want to read in future.
Here is the first paragraph of 'Atonement' by Ian McEwan. Having seen the film with the lovely James McAvoy, I was interested to compare the film with the book:
'The play- for which Briony had designed the posters, programmes and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crêpe paper- was written by her in a two-day tempest of composition, causing her to miss a breakfast and a lunch. When the preparations were complete, she had nothing to do but contemplate her finished draft and wait for the appearance of her cousins from the distant north.'
Would you read on?