"'You won't be late?'"
"Mrs Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September—a Thursday."
"My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order: 1) Alison Ashworth 2) Penny Hardwick 3) Jackie Allen 4) Charlie Nicholson 5) Sarah Kendrew."
"The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex."
"There is a photograph in existence of Aunt Sadie and her six children sitting round the tea-table at Alconleigh."
"This is a true story but I can't believe it's really happening."
"That old bell, presage of a train, had just sounded through Oxford station; and the undergraduates who were waiting there, gay figures in tweed or flannel, moved to the margin of the platform and..."
"The day broke grey and dull."
"Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to..."