The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a weekly bookish meme, hosted over at Freda’s Voice.   All you have to do is *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) *Post it. *Head over to Freda’s Voice and add your post into Linky. (The post url, not your blog)   56% of The Deadline The table by the lounge window was covered with tins of food – tomatoes, meatballs, sweetcorn, tuna, pears – but in stark contrast to the objects strewn across the rest of the room, these were neatly lined up, like for like. At one end of the table, a perfectly square space was empty, occupied by a raffia placemat with a faded picture of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. A knife and fork, perfectly aligned, sat either side of the mat. It was the only

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