Teaser Tuesday

Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

"Mrs Sucksby was a devil with her dander up.

She looked at Flora and tapped her slippered foot upon the rug, all the time rocking in her chair- that was a great creaking wooden chair, that no-one sat in save her- and beating her thick, hard hand upon my shaking back."

(Sarah Waters: Fingersmiths. 4)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading and this is how it works:

  • 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!

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7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. Great teaser! I've seen the movie but not read this yet. Until last night I had never heard of having ones dander up, my mum used the phrase and I was like huh? Good to see it's a real phrase!

  2. Wow! The cover caught my eye while shelving this book tonight at the Library Bookstore where I work and then I see it here. Looks like an interesting read.

  3. Yeah, your mother knows her phrases! It´s a regular phrase in the Fingersmith, hope I won´t start using it after reading the book. Might be a fun facebook post though 😀 How´s the movie, the bbc adaptation, right?

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