Saturday 6 December 2008


It's been a little while since I finished a book, after quite a run of reviews and whatnot, so I'm going to have to satisfy myself (and, I'm afraid, my readers) with little puzzles instead.

Here's a tricky one. Can you get from Bertrand Russell to DH Lawrence in three steps? Fill in the gaps... and explain why. What japes.

B[ertrand Russell]
D[H Lawrence]

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  1. It's probably not fair of me to answer as I know your thought processes too well & we've probably both just read Katie Roiphe's Uncommon Arrangements. Bertrand's sister-in-law was Elizabeth Von Arnim & her cousin was Katherine Mansfield & KM & her husband spent some time living with DHL & Frieda in Cornwall during WWI.

  2. Ok - I obviously cannot compete with Lyn there, but I was going to go with:
    Edith Finch was Bertrand Russell's fourth wife, and by a huge stretch of the imagination, she probably knew Katherine Mansfield, who obviously knew DHL ...... but I think Lyn's is a better fit!

  3. Blooming


    Kind of


    Sorry, just joking because I can't get it :-)

  4. I knew KM would be part of the answer but that was as far as I got.


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