Friday 20 March 2015

Book Beginnings On Fridays - Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is Our Endless Numbered Days which is the debut novel by Claire Fuller.


This morning I found a black and white photograph of my father at the back of the bureau drawer. He didn't look like a liar. My mother, Ute, had removed the other pictures of him from the albums she kept on the bottom shelf of the bookcase, and shuffled around all the remaining family and baby snapshots to fill in the gaps.


Our Endless Numbered Days  


Book Description

1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of The Railway Children and listening to her mother's grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change.

Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. And so her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is Everything.

Peggy is not seen again for another nine years.

1985: Peggy has returned to the family home. But what happened to her in the forest? And why has she come back now?


  1. Lots of things can come from that description. It sounds like Peggy is on a rough road now that she is back.

  2. Great intro. Makes one wonder what happened with the parents. After reading the synopsis I realize the story will be told in flashbacks. Here's mine.

  3. What a great beginning! It tells a lot about both her parents without them even being in the scene! This premise is really intriguing. I hope you enjoy the read!

  4. That's a great beginning. If I hadn't read the book description, I would be wondering what the father did that warranted removing his pictures. Now I'm curious about how Peggy copes with a world she thought didn't exist. Sounds like a great premise for a story.
    My Friday post features THE SNOW CHILD.

  5. That beginning is definitely getting my attention. I like the cover too.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great Sunday.

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    My Book Beginnings


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