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Best opening lines from books

Celebrity special: opening lines from books

Stars reveal their favourite first words

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.

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Exclusive illustration: Quentin Blake

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