Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The Dig Tree

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

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!

The Dig Tree: The Story of Burke and Wills by Sarah Murgatroyd p. 24

"In this era of opulence the centre of Australia was an insult to the colonial mind; a rebellious outlaw that refused to be parcelled up and tied down by lines of latitude and longitude. The newspapers began to call for a resumption of the colony's early enthusiasm for exploration, with one columnist lamenting, 'That the interior of this continent should still remain shrouded in mystery, is a national reproach to the Australian communities in general but especially to Victoria."

Silly colonists. Stick to what you know. This exploration is not going to end well!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I like the cover...nice quote from the book.

My teaser is from THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF by Lucinda Riley.

My teaser is below:

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