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The Best Opening Lines In Literature To Grab Your Attention

Posted at 7:47AM Monday 10 Mar 2014

With claims from authors that the opening lines in novels must now "grab readers by the throat" to prevent them becoming distracted or bored, The Telegraph offers thier selection of the best first lines in literature

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Tech distractions means novels must grab readers with the first line




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