Apr 302018

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

The Railway Children

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Narrated by Jenny Agutter

Chapter One
The Beginning Of Things

They were not railway children to begin with. I don’t suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cooke’s, the pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and Madame Tussaud’s. They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their father and mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bathroom with hot and cold water, electric bells, French windows, and a good deal of white paint, and “every modern convenience”, as the house-agents say.

  24 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit”

  1. Now you have piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing…and for hosting.

  2. This has been one of my favorite children’s books since my own childhood.The books really capture the imagination of all the children I’ve read this book to. I hope you enjoy.

  3. Your choice makes me very nostalgic.

    • Me too Catherine. I loved the house I grew up in and the time spent with my mom, dad, siblings, and friends. I think about those years often.

  4. I haven’t read this, but I’d like to. Wonderful opening!

  5. I hope you enjoy it. I liked the intro.

  6. I read this book so many times as a child – enjoy!

  7. I loved this when I was little – I’d keep reading.

  8. Great choice! Now I want to re-read this charming book.

  9. I have never read this one but, I know readers have loved it. enjoy Vicki

    Here’s my link -http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2018/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday.html

  10. I’m not sure if I read the Railway Children. I recently listened to Bookworm which is a memoir of children’s books and they author discussed it, but it didn’t ring any bells with me. It did sound like a good book, something I would have read.

  11. I’ve heard of this book but I’ve never read it. I love that beginning!

  12. My daughter would like this book.

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