World Book Day at Ferndene

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2nd Mar 2023

“First sentences are doors to worlds,” wrote American author Ursula K. Le Guin, in her essay The Fisherwoman’s Daughter. Which is to say: in the hands of our greatest writers, opening lines cast an immediate spell, grab your attention like a starter's gun, set the tone and even foreshadow what is to come. The young people in Ferndene have been discussing the opening sentences to famous texts and giving written responses … can you guess the books from the opening sentence?

Pride and Prejudice

Answer: Pride and Prejudice