First lines of books ditloids: 10 questions

Give the title of the book, and the author and the book title (in that order, in brackets) from the initials

  1. It was the B of T, it was the W of T (CD, a T of 2C)
  2. It was a P to B (RB, F 451)
  3. C me I (HM, MD)
  4. It was a BCD in A, and the C were S 13 (GO, N E-F)
  5. All C, E 1, GU (JMB, PP)
  6. The P is a FC; they DTD there (LPH, The GB)
  7. I W this S in the KS (DS, I C the C)
  8. M and MD, of N4 PD, were P to S that they were PN, TYVM (JKR, HP and the P’s S)
  9. LN I D I went to MA (DDM, R)
  10. All this H, M or L (KF, S5)

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  1. It was the B of T, it was the W of T
    A: It was the Best of Times, it was the Worst of Times (Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities)
  1. It was a P to B
    A: It was a Pleasure to Burn (Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451) 
  1. C me I
    A: Call me Ishmael (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)
  1. It was a BCD in A, and the C were S 13
    A: It was a Bright Cold Day in April, and the Clocks were Striking thirteen (George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four)
  1. All C, E 1, GU
    A: All Children, Except one, Grow Up (James Michael Barrie, Peter Pan)
  1. The P is a FC; they DTD there
    A: The Past is a Foreign Country, they Do Things Differently there (Leslie Poles Hartley, The Go Between)
  1. I W this S in the KS
    A: I Write this Sitting in the Kitchen Sink (Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle) 
  1. M and MD, of N4 PD, were P to S that they were PN, TYVM
    A: Mr and Mrs Dursley, of Number four Privet Drive, were Pleased to Say that they were Perfectly Normal, Thank You Very Much (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
  1. LN I D I went to MA
    A: Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again (Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca)
  1. All this H, M or L
    A: All this Happened, More or Less (Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

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