Friday Firsts: The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.

‘”My dear friend, hold fast the doctrine: when all impossibilities are eliminated, what remains, however improbable, must be the truth.   Nothing could be so improbable that I must now and forever address you as Sir Arthur!”

Dr Joseph Bell stood at the head of the dining table before twenty assembled guests offering a robust toast to the guest of honor, his student and friend, the newly knighted Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in London for the first time since the honor had been bestowed, his confidante Jean Elizabeth Leckie at his side.’


My First Impressions

Well, I certainly find that opening intriguing.  The style of writing and the name dropping worked a treat – I’m on board now!

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.


8 Responses to “Friday Firsts: The Apothecary’s Curse by Barbara Barnett”

  1. Carmen

    I like the opening as well. I hope you like it. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved that Arthur Conan Doyle made an appearance!
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Looking forward to your review! And I smiled as well when Conan Doyle was mentioned 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve only just read the opening so far – busy weekend. But I’ll catch up this week.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, the writing is exactly the style I expected/wanted it to be! Can’t wait to read this…soon!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve only just started it really – had to set it aside for the weekend to do my two readalongs and complete my SPFBO – but I do like the way it starts with a certain olde world style.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Danya @ Fine Print

    Oooooh, this one is gonna be good! The name dropping worked on me as well. 🙂

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