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Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Beginnings on Friday: The Fatal Shore


Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme originally hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages but now hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

The Fatal Shore: The Epic Of Australia's Founding by Robert Hughes
 
"In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia." 
 
The continent had only been discovered 17 years prior and was on the other side of the world.  I'm going to Australia this summer so I'm tackling this history again.

4 comments:

Tea said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Kristin said...

I would love to go to Australia some time! Hope you have a great trip!!!

Here's my Book Beginnings post.

SquirrelQueen said...

This sounds like one I would really enjoy. Have fun in Australia this summer.

Rose City Reader said...

That is certainly a straightforward beginning, given the topic.

I love reading books in anticipation of trips.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!