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Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Dig Tree

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.

2 comments:

Rose City Reader said...

Looks good! Is it a novel or non-fiction?

Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Good opening! I'd keep reading just to find out if Captain Cook went ashore and whether or not he was right. I'd love to visit Australia someday so this book definitely captures my interest. Good post.