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Celebrity special: opening lines from books

The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books remains stylist.co.uk’s most popular piece of content ever. In homage to that fact, we asked former Stylist contributors to share the opening lines that mean the most to them.

Click here for the reasons behind their choices

Exclusive illustration: Quentin Blake

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