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Teaser Tuesday (January 28)

Teasing Tuesday CB
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser this week is from Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers which I’m reading for a bit of light relief amongst all my crime and dark reads!

Mary Poppins

It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair out of an empty carpetbag, and make a dose of medicine taste like delicious lime-juice cordial? A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life! Goodreads

I’d forgotten quite how vain Mary Poppins was so I’m giving a couple of teasers this week to illustrate this point (or just because I want to share my joy in re-reading this book!)
Here she is off to meet Bert on her day off…
So Mary Poppins put on her white gloves and tucked her umbrella under her arm – not because it was raining but because it had such a beautiful handle that she couldn’t possibly leave it at home. How could you leave your umbrella behind if it had a parrot’s head for a handle?

And later in the book after buying sausages from the Butcher who was clearly taken by the very handsome nanny….

“There will be no next” said Mary Poppins with a haughty sniff. And she took the sausages and turned the perambulator round very quickly, and wheeled it out of the shop in such a way that the Butcher knew he had mortally offended her. But she glanced in the shop window as she went so that she could see how her new shoes looked reflected in it. They were bright brown kid with two buttons, very smart.

I hope I have brightened up your day with these teasers. What are you reading this week?


A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

37 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (January 28)

    1. Thank you, I thought my readers needed a rest too 😉 I think of Mary Poppins as a very ‘British’ book although of course the film was very popular worldwide. Her negotiating skills are second to none and the great thing of re-reading as an adult is picking up on those bits that as a child passed me by. I didn’t really understand what vain was at 8, and wouldn’t have dreamed at looking at my scruffy reflection in a shop window, which is why I picked these teasers…


    1. I hadn’t either, it wasn’t one I read to my children either, maybe because I didn’t want to feed my daughter’s fascination with the film which ended up driving me crazy… I loved Saving Mr Banks and decided to buy myself a copy, so glad I did 🙂


  1. Another of mine from another book I’m reading:
    “Natural death of course is inevitable.”
    “The sudden realization of the scene before my eyes will remain forever in my mind, heart, and soul.”
    Victim of Victims by C.S. Catlin


        1. Sorry I didn’t have much time yesterday and am just tidying all my comments up before I go to work 🙂 Not too much at all, have you seen the books I usually review 😉 It’s not all Mary Poppins here you know! Thank you for your response…


    1. I fell out of love with the movie as my daughter went through a phase of watching it endlessly but when she was back for Christmas we watched it again (the day before I saw Saving Mr Banks) I used to borrow all the Mary Poppins books from the library as a child. It is great to read them through adult eyes though 🙂


  2. One of the resolutions I made for my blog this year was to start reading some of the books I loved as a child. Mary Poppins might have to be on my list for classics month. 🙂


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