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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

May 18, 2012

Children’s: What favorite children’s author turned a chapter from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows into the play Toad of Toad Hall?

Classics: What Jane Austen debut presented proper Elinor Dashwood and her impulsive sister Marianne?

Non-Fiction: What nation discovered North and South America, Australia and Antarctica in 1421, according to Gavin Menzies’ 2003 bestseller?

Book Club: Who swiped the plot of Wuthering Heights for her 1998 novel Here on Earth?

Authors: Who began writing No Witnesses and The Angel Maker while at Oxford as the first U.S. writer awarded the Raymond Chandler Fulbright?

Book Bag: Who beguiled readers with the novels Written on the Body and Sexing the Cherry?



11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2012 8:58 am

    Children’s: A. A. Milne

    Classics: Sense and Sensibility

    Non-Fiction: China

    Book Club: Alice Hoffman

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: Jeanette Winterson

  2. May 18, 2012 9:29 am

    Classics: Sense and Sensibility of couse! (I’m rereading it right now)

    Book Club: Alice Hoffman, I actually read that book before reading Wuthering Heights and had no idea it was swiped until I read the original.

  3. magpiemusing permalink
    May 18, 2012 11:52 am

    I’m only good for the last one, and harriet got there first. 🙂

  4. May 18, 2012 5:20 pm

    Sense and Sensibility
    Jeanette Winterson

    I knew THREE! (Better than I ever do in that silly game…)

  5. May 18, 2012 5:30 pm

    I got two — guess which!

  6. May 18, 2012 8:57 pm

    None. As per usual. Sigh.

  7. Karen D permalink
    May 19, 2012 10:42 pm

    I only knew Sense and Sensibility, and China. Sigh.

  8. May 21, 2012 8:13 am

    Children’s: A.A. Milne
    Classics: Sense and Sensibility
    Non-Fiction: China
    Book Club: Alice Hoffman
    Authors: Ridley Pearson
    Book Bag: Jeanette Winterson

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