Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Heresy

This week, my teaser lines come from Heresy, by S.J. Parris. It's a mystery/thriller set in Elizabethan England, with the scientist-philosopher Giordano Bruno as its protagonist. I'm about halfway through the ARC, and enjoying it much more than I expected to.

This snippet comes from page 47, and has Dr. Underhill, Rector of Oxford's Lincoln College speaking about the education of his children:
"Both my children were close in age – barely more than a year between them – and I thought it unfair that my son should have lessons and my daughter be left only to sew. . . . But now it seems I have spoiled her for marriage – she loves nothing more than to dally in the library arguing ideas back and forth with the students when she has the chance, and is much too bold with her own opinions, which is hardly seemly in a lady and no gentleman wants in a wife. So it was all for naught."
Ah, one more clever girl doomed to spinsterhood because of an excess of braininess. Better watch out for those witch hunts!


Please note that the above quote is taken from an advance reading copy of the novel, and hasn't been checked against the published edition.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by mizB at Should Be Reading. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, no -- no man will have her now! Beware those educated women.

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  2. Now that's a girl I can relate too! Great teaser!

    I have this waiting for me and glad to hear that you're digging it! I look forward to your review Joy!

    Have a great Tuesday!

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  3. Hehehe great teaser! I liked this one. My teasers are at The Crowded Leaf.

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  4. That sounds excellent! I have to add that to my list.

    My teaser is here.

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  5. For naught, never. Great teaser.

    My teaser

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/03/two-for-teaser-tuesday.html

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  6. Good for her!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser_22.html

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  7. This teaser just screams girl power.

    Great teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser at Find the Time to Read, I hope you'll come back and visit me soon!
    -Jess.

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  8. I want to hang out with that girl. Honestly, I am so glad I don't live in that time! LOL! Thanks for visiting and reading my teaser. Blood of the Fold is a long book, but it reads fast so I should get through it!

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  9. Great teaser!! Love the commentary too!

    Sad how women back then were condemned for being smart!

    Here is my teaser for today.
    ♥Isalys

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  10. Great teaser! Glad that I'm not living in that time period! This book sounds like it's really good. I'm glad you are enjoying it so far!

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  11. Great teaser! I'd love to read this book but thank goodness I don't have to live like they did.

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  12. That is a fantastic teaser...i think I like her

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  13. I love your teaser. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds like something I would like. I'll have to check it out.

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  14. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's My Teaser

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  15. ah yes... the perils of being a female with a working brain... love the teaser. Thanks for stopping by

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  16. I'd rather have brains and no man than a man and no brains any day.

    Great teaser!

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  17. Good teaser! Book sounds interesting I'll have to grab a copy...

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  18. Sounds great! My teaser this week is from a book that no one is going to read besides me and the author's mother. :)

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  19. VERY cool teaser! Those educated women are nothing but trouble.

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  20. Oh dear, whatever will become of her?

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  21. Egads, nothing is worse than an educated woman! :)

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