The Friday 56

I keep meaning to do this again. This is my second post for the Friday 56.

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda’s Voice — sharing page 56 of the book you’re reading
(click the link for the rules)

Loth to end their privacy and encounter the sharp eyes that were on the watch for them, the couple lingered there, shouldered by apprentices; tailors; fishwives; horse dealers; cony catchers; starving scholars; maid-servants in their wimples; orange girls; ostlers; sober citizens; bawdy tapsters; and a crowd of little ragamuffins such as always haunt the outskirts of a crowd, screaming and scrambling among people’s feet —all the riffraff of the London street was there, jesting and jostling, here casting dice, telling fortunes, shoving, ticking, pinching; here uproarious, there glum; some of them with mouths gaping a yard wide; others as little reverent as daws on a house-top; all as variously rigged out as their purse or stations allow; here in fur and broadcloth; there in tatters with their feet kept from the ice only by a dish-cloth bound about them.

from Orlando by Virginia Woolf, page 56 (“the couple” are Orlando and the Russian princess).
I’m about halfway through the book.

O at Quaint and Curious Volumes picked Virginia Woolf’s Women by Vanessa Curtis for the Friday 56 this week. 

Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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