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The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses

James Walton



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15 October 2019
Literary companions; Reference; Trivia & quiz question books
Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov?

With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner- it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play.

Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television, theatre and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike.

Answers- - Norwegian Wood - Bucket - The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)
By:   James Walton
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   266g
ISBN:   9780241986035
ISBN 10:   0241986036
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Walton has written and hosted 17 series of BBC Radio 4's books quiz, The Write Stuff. He also writes questions for BBC2's Only Connect and contributes a weekly quiz to the FT Weekend magazine. He is the books editor of Reader's Digest and reviews books for the Spectator, The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and The New York Review of Books. His previous books are The Faber Book of Smoking and Sonnets, Bonnets and Bennetts- A Literary Quiz Book.

Reviews for The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses

Quite possibly the greatest social lubricant since the invention of alcohol. An absolute delight -- John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal How nice it would be if the family would sit around the Boxing Day fireside considering the questions in affable competition * Daily Telegraph on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' * A must for those who think they know their literature . . . includes the unexpected, alongside the more serious * Independent on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' * Fiendish, funny and endlessly surprising, James Walton has provided the perfect volume for anyone who loves books, relishes a quiz or just fancies showing off at a dinner party -- Mark Billingham, bestselling author of the Tom Thorne novels on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' The perfect gift for the sort of person (like me) who shouts the answers at University Challenge -- Lynne Truss, bestselling author of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts'

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