Welcome to a whole NEW month of FLF!
This time, we will be focusing on Charles Dickens. After All, February is is birth month.
His first book this month will be the base of the musical OLIVER! That's right, the book Oliver Twist.
"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 most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of business at all events;the item of morality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter."
I just LOVE the way Dickens words in order to get the reader from the get go. It's as if he's there talking to the Reader face to face.