It was a Bright Cold Day in April, and the Clocks were Striking Thirteen

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Well, not quite, I mean it is a bright, cold day in April, but this beautiful wedding gown is the antithesis of 1984 dystopia.

Much more a utopian dress; blissful, heavenly, idyllic even.

1930’s Glamour springs to mind.
Elegance and femininity, think Jean Harlow and Greta Garbo. Ivory silk and chiffon.

It’s a couture dress by an English designer called Sophie English.

All very patriotic that.

It’s never been worn, but worry not, nothing awful befell the bride to be, it was made as a sample, and for a smidgeon of the cost you can look like a Hollywood Star on your Wedding Day.

Incidentally, the blog title is a favourite opening line of mine.

Along with… you know what I’m going to say don’t you…. #predictable:

‘it is a truth universally acknowledged….’

Fellow bloggers, what’s your favourite opening line?



April 7, 2014 · 11:32 am

4 responses to “It was a Bright Cold Day in April, and the Clocks were Striking Thirteen

  1. “The Night Was Sultry” which if I have remembered it correctly came from a film I enjoyed some time ago featuring Danny Davitto (check spelling please, but you may remember him, great actor I think) The film I took this quote, if correct, is called either “Criss Cross” or “Throw Mama From The Train”
    As I recall, a great pick me up film, I hope you enjoy it when you see it! ATB Andy


  2. Beautiful dress, just perfect !!


  3. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Holy Bible–the ultimate opening line.)
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. (Dickens)
    Scarlet O’ Hara was not beautiful… (Mitchell)
    The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. (Seuss)
    In the great, green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon…(Margaret Wise Brown)

    Ohhhhh! There are just too many to list! I love opening lines; it is crucial for a writer to make that first sentence count.


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