84 Charing Cross Road 1984 Around the World in 80 Days 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Slaughterhouse 5 Three Musketeers I came up with those six before going to google (for only a few): Note: Wasn't that 39 Steps?? The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubb Tale of Two Cities One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 1000 Places to See Before You Die (etc.)
Sorry about that! Not seeing your post when writing, I thought I remembered seeing 29 steps. Also, do numbers spelled out in words count. I started to not add those in, but did - and only included those found by googling if they were something I was familiar with.
Woot for your 500th post :) I just passed mine!
Congratulations!500 Mile Walkies by Mark Wallington was one of my favourite books as a teenager. I must get round to reading it again, as it was really funny!
The Big Four - Agatha ChristieThe Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha ChristieOne, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Agatha Christie5 little pigs - Agatha ChristieThe Sixth Lamentation - William BrodrickThe Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde1066 and all that44 Scotland Street - Alexander McCall SmithThree Cups of TeaQuartet - Jean RhysThe Third Man - Graham GreeneThe Sixth Wife - Jean PlaidyThe Bookshop at 10 Curzon StreetThe Two Towers - J.R.R. TolkeinThat's all I can think of! No 500's spring to mind. Congruatulations, I think I still have a birthday brownie or two, if you'd like them!
Doing well, guys!And, yes, numbers spelt out as words count. They might even be better...I'll throw some more in.Two People - AA Milne4.50 From Paddington - Agatha Christie101 Dalmations - Dodie Smith
Congratulations, Simon! "Instances of the Number 3" by Sally Vickers.
5 Children and ItNineteen Eighty Four84 Charing Cross RoadFive on a Treasure IslandFive Go to Mystery Moor(and all the other EB Famous Five books)The Secret SevenSecret Seven Adventure(and all the other EB Secret Seven books)Now We Are Six 2001 A Space OdysseyAnd Then There were None (does zero count?)Seven Dials MysterySeven Pillars of WisdomThree Men in A BoatThis is addictive - I must stop thinking about this and go and do something exciting like ironing or washing.
Five Have Plenty of Fun...
One Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Sign of FourThree Men in a BoatThree Sisters1984Nineteen minutesNineteenth WifeOne Good TurnFour QuartetsOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishThe Five People You Meet in HeavenFive Children and It(All of the Famous Five books)(All of the Secret Seven books)Around the World in 80 daysOne Thousand and One Arabian Nights
What the Bible & Shakespeare:Numbers12th NightHenry IV Part 1 etc
Three Singles to AdventureOne Corpse too ManyOne Pair of FeetOne Pair of Hands
Three Men on A PlaneThe Short Reign of Pippin IVSix characters In Search of An AuthorThree Blondes (eek where did that book come from?)
Three Men on the Bummel
The Nine Tailors, Dorothy SayersThe Three Clerks, Anthony TrollopeThe Fifth Queen, Ford Madox FordAt least, those are the only ones I could find on my shelves that hadn't already been mentioned!Karen
Everything I can think of has been posted already, I will ponder on, meanwhile, many congratulations and thanks for your blog, it never fails to cheer and illuminate.
Simon, I so love your blog! I am a fellow Bensonophile and did a recent post you might enjoy...http://abloomsburylife.blogspot.com/2009/03/real-housewives-of-riseholme-and.htmlCheers!
The 3000 Mile Garden13 by Sebastien BeaumontSixpence HouseThe Twelve and the GeniiHalf way to Venus (is half a number??)The Three of UsThre Day Road1000 Nights in VeniceOne Pair of HandsThe Seven Sisters26AFour Dreamers and EmilyAnd Now on Radio 4...Love and Louis X1V31 SongsTwo CaravansThree Times TableAt Swim Two Boys1974One Fine day1599A Thousand AcresOne day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch1921Instances of the Number 3The Power of ThreeSorry, some of these may already have been listed,Carol
Here's a few more!!!Child 44The 19th Wife8th Confession1481: The year china invented the worldThe Six Wives of Henry VIIIThe Four Loves
Happy 500th--that's quite an accomplishment! I think everyone's taken all the good titles with numbers in them (meaning I'm too lazy to think of more!). Here's to the next 500! :)
One corpse too manyThe animals went in two by twoThree men in a boatThe sign of fourFive share a packet of crisps (unpublished)The sixth wifeThe Seven Dials MysteryHenry XIIIthThe nine taylorsTen little indiansThe history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters.All for now
Butterfield 8 (John O'Hara)
Ooh I love lists:Pistols for Two - Georgette HeyerThe Secret of Platform 13 - Eva IbbotsonThird Girl - Agatha ChristieA Tale of Two Cities - DickensThe Three Clerks - A TrollopeThe Three Sisters -May SinclairOne Fine Day - Mollie Panter Downesand three of the Melendy series by Elizabeth Enright:The Four Storey MistakeThen there were FiveSpiderweb for Two
The Thirteenth TaleA Pair of Blue Eyes (am I allowed this?)Five BoysThe Five People You Meet in HeavenGoldilocks & the Three BearsThree Billy Goats Gruff20,000 Leagues Under the SeaSeven years in TibetI shall drive myself mad thinking about this all day!
I thought of a few more:A Thousand Spendid SunsA Million Little PeicesSixty Stories (Donald Barthelme)Twelfth NightNow we are Sixty
500! Woot!!The Crying of Lot 49But no crying about your 500 post achievement.
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