It's time for Diane's Tuesday Intros where we post the opening lines of a book of our choice.
Anita Brookner died last week and I have been interested to read the articles about her in the press. I haven't read her books for a while. I own several but I mostly borrowed her books from the library. They almost invariably featured a lonely, single woman in a tweed skirt and twinset. I could never be sure when I borrowed another book whether or not I had read it before! I felt certain that the main character, the quiet spinster, (I can't describe her as the 'heroine') was Brookner herself.
She had only been writing for a few years when she won the Booker Prize with 'Hotel du Lac' in 1984. Two years later there was an excellent tv production filmed at the Park Hotel on Lake Lucerne with Anna Massey perfectly cast as Edith Hope, a writer of romantic fiction.
The opening scene is of the Swiss lakes in autumn, a melancholy view.
If you look at my share my garden blog you will see that grey is very much my colour of the month!