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30 Funniest Opening Lines of Books

It's the opening line of your masterpiece: you want to catch readers' attention from the very start.

Why not make it funny? To quote Mr Alan Partridge, who features on our list, "straight away, you've got them by the jaffers" - and who wouldn't take his advice?

We've found 30 humourous, bizarre and mirth-filled opening lines of books; read on and brighten up your day.

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