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in the tradition of following on from................... Famous opening lines in books with an MN twist

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MarsLady Fri 20-Jul-07 23:58:38

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a SAHM in possession of a good family, must be in want of a job. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:02:06

Mumsnet, light of my life, fire of my loins. —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:02:12

'I am an invisible newbie'
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:02:55

Someone must have slandered Mumsnet, for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.
—Franz Kafka, The Trial

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:03:29

she obviously

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:03:47

It was a full moon in April, and the threads were kicking off. —George Orwell, 1984

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:05:12

"It was the best of threads. It was the worst of threads."
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:05:49

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of parenthood, it was the age of weaning, it was the epoch of breastfeeding, it was the epoch of baby-led weaning, it was the season of fruit shoots, it was the season of grapes, it was the spring of birth, it was the winter of potty training. —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:06:07

lol madeye!

CalifrauniusFudge Sat 21-Jul-07 00:08:22

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MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:13:13

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover Fruit Shoots."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
'One Hundred Years of Solitude'

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:14:35

Whether I shall turn out to be the lentil weaver of my own thread, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these parps must show. —Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:15:29


Pan Sat 21-Jul-07 00:17:26

"When shall we three post again?"...Macbeth..

Pan Sat 21-Jul-07 00:20:54

"Last night I dreamed I was on Mumsnet....AGAIN.." Rebecca.

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:23:25

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were-Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Fruit Shoot. They lived with their Mother in a sand-bank, underneath the root of a very big fir tree.
Peter Rabbit - Beatrix Potter

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 00:24:09

If Mumsnet is the fruitshoot of love, snurk on! Twelfth Night Shakespeare

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 00:27:31

Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night Mumsnetting, was seated at the breakfast table.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Pan Sat 21-Jul-07 00:42:06

"And in the begining, there was Mumsnet.."

the Bible.

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 08:17:53

I am an invisible namechanger. Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

MadEyeMacdog Sat 21-Jul-07 08:21:51

popsycal Sat 21-Jul-07 08:30:39

mars lady - the OP is mansfield park.......[]

popsycal Sat 21-Jul-07 08:32:05

ignore that

aDad Sat 21-Jul-07 08:47:27

In my younger and more vulnerable years mumsnet gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

MarsLady Sat 21-Jul-07 08:48:25

Oh Popsy.......... it's my fave book that why I knew to ignore. PMSL

Sorry honey will try not to spend the entire day laughing at.... I mean about.... you! lol

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