Tuesday 15 December 2009

Quiz: Round One

By the time you read this, my Book Group Quiz will have finished. Inspired by Gaskella's literary quiz in Abingdon, we decided to make our own - five of us have contributed rounds, with me doing three of them. Over the next few days I'll pop up my questions for your delectation. Do have a go in the comments, but make sure you don't read the answers if you want to have a go yourself!

First off, the picture round. These all fit nicely onto an A4 sheet, but I don't know how to transfer that to my blog - so I've had to put them all up individually. They are all sections from book covers - I'm only looking for the title of the book, but feel free to throw in the author too, if you're up for a challenge.


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  1. Hello. 2 is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. 13 is A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. 15 is Lady Chatterley's Lover by D H Lawrence.

    Not high scoring, but I had to comment as I know the family of the artist who designed the Brave New World cover. His granddaughter is at Oxford.

  2. 3 is Fingersmith by Sara Waters,
    4 is Chocolat by Joanne Harris,
    5 is Notes from a Scandal by Zoe Heller,
    6 is Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger,
    7 is Spies (I think) I can't remember the author of that one as I haven't read it.
    8 is the Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood
    11 is Lucky Jim by K.Amis (not sure aboutthis one)
    12 is Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (this is a guess based on the picture)
    13 1001 Books to read before you die

    What fun! Really enjoyed that. I wonder what the other ones are.

  3. #6 is Her Fearful Symmetry. #8 is The Blind Assassin. 9. is Memoirs of a Geisha. Those are the ones that I recognize (beyond what Jane has already listed).

  4. Doing well, guys! I won't give the answers yet, but will just say to The Literary Stew that 13 *does* appear on the cover of 1001 Books - very good, hadn't thought of that - but that's not where it started!

  5. 11. is Filth by Irvine Welsh. I haven't read it and I'd be surprised if you had.

  6. Oh what fun. I recognise the following:
    3 - Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
    4 - Chocolat by Joanne Harris
    5 - Notes from a Scandaly by Zoe Heller
    6 - Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
    8 - The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood
    9 - Memoirs of a Geisha by Athur Golden
    13 - A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    11 and 15 look familar, but for the life of me I can't think which books these are from

  7. 1. is Mrs Dalloway and 10. is Midnight's Children I think - everyone else has got there before me on the others!

  8. 7 is Spies by Michael Frayn, 8 is Blind Assassin by Margaret Attwood, 13 A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess

  9. 3. Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
    4. Chocolat - Joanne Harris
    5. Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
    6. Her Fearful Symmetery - Audrey Niffenegger
    7. Spies - Michael Frayn
    8. Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
    11. Filth - Irvine Welsh
    13. Clockwork Orange - (forgotten the author)
    14. Enduring Love - Ian McEwan (a guess as I actually have no idea on this one it just made me think of it)

  10. What fun!

    3. Fingersmith
    4. Chocolat
    5. Notes on a Scandal
    6. Her Fearful Symmetry
    8. The Blind Assassin
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha
    10. This one is driving me crazy! I can see the cover but can't place it.
    11. Filth
    12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    13. A Clockwork Orange
    14. Enduring Love
    15. The Orange Penguin Lady Chatterley's Lover

  11. Wow, I totally don't recognize any of those...but nice eye candy. :)

  12. I suspect quite a few them had different covers in the US, as that's often the case, so this round might be biased towards the Brits!

  13. What a fun idea. Here's what I thought before looking at everyone else's answers:
    1-Something published by Persephone Books
    6-Her Fearful Symmetry
    7-Something by Susan Hill (total guess)
    8-Blind Assassin
    9-Memoirs of a Geisha
    11-looks like it would work for Animal Farm
    13-A Clockwork Orange.

  14. 1. Is To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf....????

  15. I a\m not looking at any of the comments (promise). Can only doa few:

    6 Her fearful symmetry by Audrey whatshername
    7 Blind Assassin - M Atwood
    11 Book by Irving Walsh cannot think of the title!
    12 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
    13 Clockword Orange - Burgess
    14 Lady C's Lover - DH Lawrence

  16. Is No 7 the Woman in black by Susan Hill???

  17. 6. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha ?
    11. Animal Farm - George Orwell
    13. A Clockwork Orange

    And no. 14 looks sooo familiar, but can't think what it is.

  18. And 1. Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf?


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