"Too many!" James shouted, and slammed the door behind him. - The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper.
At dawn one still October day in the long ago of the world, across the hill of Alderley, a farmer from Moberley was riding to the Maccelsfield fair. - The Weirdstone of Brisengamen by Alan Garner
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
One thing I have learned while reserching this is never go to TV Tropes if you value your time. It won't have been wasted there, but will be gone none the less.