First and last lines of novels: can you help identify these?

Can anyone help me to identify the books which begin or end as below:

First line of a novel-
“The girls stare in dusty dismay. Is this a wonderful surprise, Papa? asks Vanessa. Michel nods.”

Last line of a novel-
“From the back seat of our black cab, I couldn’t see exactly where he was in those quiet suburban streets that stretched out in every direction. But the echo of those chimes rang in my head like a memory of childhood, or a dream of wedding bells.”

Thanks all.

I hear the last line above is from an Issac Asimov novel. That’s the only clue I have so far.

Does that help anyone help me?