Saturday, December 17, 2011

First Paragraph

Small Beginnings. The principle of the oak tree, and the secret of the successful artist, politician, sportsman. Nice and easy does it. A box of Woolworths watercolours for your birthday, a volume of Churchill's speeches, a cricket bat or a pair of boxing gloves in your Christmas stocking. And then the slow awakening of genius.

- From The Mighty Walzer by Howard Jacobson

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