This week I thought I'd offer up a short snippet from the book I just finished reading – Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger. This is the book's narrator, Claudia, talking about her mother (Gordon is her brother):
She had no opinions and she loved no one, was merely fond of a few people, including I suppose Gordon and myself. She acquired a Highland terrier which had been trained to roll over on its back at the command 'Die for your country!'; apparently Mother did not find this disturbing. [p. 21]Okey dokey. Good book, although Claudia herself is a little hard to take at times. I'm working on a review which I hope to get posted later today, after I've done some blog hopping to read all those other teasers!