Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Guessing Games

Tomorrow I'm going to add another book to the 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About - though I think some of you may have heard of this one. Not sure, really. So today I'm going to give you a mini-guessing game, to see if you can identify the book from the brief clues I give.


I've just watched the 1962 film - not a musical, you'll be relieved to hear after yesterday,

The author also wrote children's books.

Let's
Just
Say
That
This
Is
Also
Something of a Clue....


10 comments:

  1. I was going to suggest A.A. Milne - but in checking (on fandango), found no film with that date. All the later films are for children - the next two came out in the 1950s (Alfred Hitchcock films).
    Will have to think on this some more...
    Nancy (for some reason my usual "identity" isn't appearing automatically)

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  2. Think I've got it!

    The L-Shaped Room?

    If so, you may want to read the two sequels - The Backward Shadow and Two is Lonely.

    I re-read TL-SR recently and found it quite dated, but that might be to do with the fact I first read it as a student in the 70s and it still felt quite contemporary then - even though it was ??20 years old.

    If I'm right, will be interested to hear your views.

    But if I'm wrong, just ignore all that...

    Carol

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  3. Simon, I am looking forward to finding out. The clues are no use to me:)

    Sarah

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  4. My guess (before I looked at the comments) was The L Shaped Room too. I don't know why... that woman in bed I think.

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  5. yes the L shaped room also came to mind. LRB wrote two wonderful 'faction' books about the brontes

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  6. I think that should be 'writes' children's books:-)

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  7. I think that should be 'writes' children's books:-)

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  8. Oops, sorry for the double post: I had trouble signing in.

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  9. I went with L-shaped room as well, largely based on the fact that the photo's URL ends "l-shaped+close-up.JPG" - but now I see that the last section forms an L shape. Clever.

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  10. For some reason it made me think of The Unbearable Lightness of Being which is obviously wrong because the film was made in 1988 and it's clearly the L-Shaped Room as Carol suggests...but I just thought I'd share that with you anyway!

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