1. My good overcoat once lost is lost forever (Pride and Prejudice). ✓ (Gubbinal) opinion
2. For a long time I used to go to brothels early (Swann’s Way)
3. ‘Hold your nose’, cried a terrible voice (Great Expectations)
4. When I consider how my lunchtime is spent (Milton’s sonnets)
5. Doghouse, doghouse, doghouse, they all go into the doghouse (T.S. Eliot Four Quartets)
6. ‘You won’t finish that sudoku tonight’, he said, pointing to her sudoku (To The Lighthouse)
7. The younger, Mrs Almond by name, was the wife of a prosperous merchant and the mother of a blasted family. (Washington Square) Honourable mention to Chris for badger
8. Birds in the trees,
– those dopey generations – at their song (Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium) ✓ dying (June)
9. It is not accurate to call this an annual event, because quite often the Club is sozzled for some years after each meeting. (Decline and Fall) ✓ suspended (Chris)
10. I am Miss David. Mrs Murdock’s secretary. She wanted me to ask you for a few racccoons.
Certainly. Raccoons. Does that surprise you? (Raymond Chandler, The High Window) Honourable mention to Chris for rallentando.
Here is your challenge. You replace the highlighted word with another word starting with the same letter. Marks will be given for ingenuity as much as for accuracy. The bonus is that, if you look up the book to find the answer, you’ll be reading some great stuff.
And a very special prize for this one: Virginia Woolf’s galoshes.