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  1. Which author created the iconic fictional character Holly Golightly?
  2. Whose first book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force: An Episode of Frontier War, was published in 1898?



  3. Which Charles Dickens book, first published in 1859, has sold over 200 million copies and is his best selling book?
  4. Which actress wrote the autobiography Wishful Drinking?
  5. Whose first children's book, The English Roses, was published in 2003?
  6. Who wrote the 2012 novel The Casual Vacancy?
  7. Which 1994 book, written by Louis de Bernieres, is set on the Greek island of Cephalonia during the Second World War?
  8. In which book was the first mate of the Pharaon arrested on the day of his wedding to Mercedes?
  9. In the Life of Pi by Yann Martel, what name is given to the Bengal tiger?
  10. What new name were the Whitbread Book Awards given in 2006?
  11. Give the title of the book by James Fenimore Cooper that describes Uncas, the son of Chingachgook?
  12. Don Quixote was published in which century?
  13. Which book was Charles Dickens's first and personal favourite novel?
  14. Life Among the Lowly is an alternative name for which novel?
  15. Who is best known for her two best-selling novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead?

Answers

  1. Truman Capote (in his book Breakfast at Tiffany's
  2. Sir Winston Churchill
  3. A Tale of Two Cities
  4. Carrie Fisher
  5. Madonna
  6. J. K. Rowling
  7. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo
  9. Richard Parker
  10. The Costa Book Awards
  11. Last of the Mohicans
  12. Seventeenth (published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615)
  13. The Pickwick Papers
  14. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  15. Ayn Rand



Questions II

  1. Which novel follows the life of Captain John Yossarian during World War II?
  2. Mr. Nice is the autobiography of which former criminal?
  3. What is the first name of Mr. Grey in the 2011 erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey?
  4. What's the name of the dog in Enid Blyton's Secret Seven books?
  5. Which book did Herman Melville begin writing in November 1888, but was still left unfinished at his death in 1891?
  6. What is the last name of the 20-year-old protagonist of the book Emma by Jane Austen?
  7. As of 2016, who is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature?
  8. Named after a Victorian book illustrator, which literary award is won annually for 'distinguished illustration in a book for children'?
  9. Which novel features the anti-heroine Becky Sharp?
  10. What's the name of Captain Hook's ship in the 1911 novel Peter Pan?
  11. Hotel is a 1965 novel by which author?
  12. Name the first novel written by Charles Dickens?
  13. What is the last name of William in the Richmal Crompton book Just William?
  14. Whose best-known creation is Chief Inspector Wexford?
  15. What's the last name of Dorothy in the L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

Answers:

  1. Catch-22
  2. Howard Marks
  3. Christian
  4. Scamper
  5. Billy Bud
  6. (Emma) Woodhouse
  7. Rudyard Kipling
  8. Kate Greenaway Medal
  9. Vanity Fair
  10. Jolly Roger
  11. Arthur Hailey
  12. The Pickwick Papers (The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club)
  13. Brown
  14. Ruth Rendell
  15. Gale (and out of interest the 'L' in L. Frank Baum stands for Lyman)



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