Tuesday Intros: The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom

Tuesday Intros

I know it’s not Tuesday, but I took the day off of work yesterday and got a bunch of things done, none of which was actually at the computer. I went to Bible study and then headed to the bank. Somebody got a hold of my debit card number and ordered like $500 worth of stuff, so I had to get that straightened out. then I did some organizing, some cleaning, some cooking. And finally sat down and watched a couple of tv shows, Grimm and Dracula. It was a good day. Wish I had another day off today. Alas, no such luck.

Norfolk mystery So, here’s the beginning of the book I’m just starting, The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom.

Reminiscences, of course, make for sad, depressing literature.Nonetheless. some stories must be told.

In the year 1935 I came down from Cambridge with my poor degree in English, a Third – what my supervisor disapprovingly referred to as ‘the poet’s degree’. I had spent my time at college in jaunty self-indulgence, rising late, cutting lectures, wandering round wisteria-clad college quadrangles drinking and carousing, occasionally playing sport, and attempting – and failing – to write poetry in imitation of my heroes, Eliot, Pound and Yeats. I had grand ambitions and high ideals and absolutely no notion of exactly how I might achieve them

I certainly had no intention of becoming involved in the exploits and adventures that I am about to relate.

So, what do you think? Keep reading or not?

Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.

10 Comments

  1. Sounds terrible about your debit card…glad you got that sorted. About the book, it sounds interesting…you should give it a try.

    Btw, is Tuesday Intro a new meme? I’ve never seen it around before. It’s a nice one

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