While the young of all nations hurtled off to the sun and the beaches, jamming the roads and the airports, the Hotel du Lac took a quiet pride, and sometimes it was very quite indeed, in its isolation from the herd, knowing too that it would never refuse a reasonable request from a new client, provided that the new client had the sort of unwritten references required from an hotel of this distinction, and that the request had come from someone whose name was already on the Huber family’s files, most of which went back to the beginning of the century.

As she descended the wide, shallow stairs Edith could hear well-behaved laughter echoing from some sort of salon, where she supposed tea to be in progress, and them as she approached, as if drawn to this sound, a sudden furious barking, high-pitched, peevish, boding ill for future peace. (pg 15-16, Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner)

I am loving this book. The above teaser is a good example of the writing style and I love the main character’s observations about others and herself.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. The rules are easy and I only cheated a little. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.

I received my copy through paperbackswap and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.


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