Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme 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 Dig Tree: The Story of Burke and Wills by Sarah Murgatroyd
"When Captain James Cook stood on the deck of the Endeavour in March 1770 and felt the hot dry winds filling her sails off Australia's southern coast, he declared that the country's interior would be nothing but desert."
Was he right? Well, it's not much of a wonder these days as most people, even those who've never set foot there, know the Australian Outback is formidable.