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Volcanoes in literature quiz

It would appear the world is coming to an end. There is a major earthquake every other day now and Europe is covered by what remains of Iceland. Faster than a speeding cloud of volcanic ash, The Guardian has a quiz on volcanoes in literature. I got three out of 10 but I really don’t […]

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Collectible Nautical Books

The oceans, the seas, and lakes and rivers along with ships, boats, rafts and submarines have provided authors with inspiration since Jason’s Argo and Noah’s Ark. Non-fiction books feature stories of almost unbelievable hardships, bravery and endurance. The names of these famous ships alone need little introduction – the Bounty, the Titanic and the Mary […]

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Book Quizzes – Literary Quiz about Snow

Test your knowledge of snow in literature with this 14-question book quiz from The Guardian.

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Gothic Fiction Literary Quiz

Once again, a great tricky book quiz from our friends at The Guardian, this time on Gothic Fiction. I did better than usual (6/10 – hey, they’re usually quite difficult!), thanks in large part to a feature we’re currently putting together on a brief history of vampires in literature….stay tuned!

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Booker Prize Quiz

Booker Prize Quiz

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Literature Exam – Put Yourself to the Test

See how much you know with The Guardian’s quiz on fictional exams.

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Masquerade by Kit Williams – 1979s treasure-hunting puzzle book is reborn

A BBC radio show and a series of newspaper articles have reignited demand on AbeBooks for an out-of-print treasure-hunting book that sold a million copies 30 thirty years ago before fading into obscurity. Masquerade by Kit Williams is an illustrated children’s fantasy puzzle book. Originally published in August 1979, the book contains clues within its […]

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How Well Do You Know Literary Spies?

The Guardian quiz How much do you know about literary spies?

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Literary summer quiz

The Guardian offers a literary summer heatwave quiz – I got a woeful four out of 10.

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Happy Bloomsday

The day we celebrate all things Joyce and all things Ulysses. Take the Guardian’s Bloomsday quiz, hopefully you have better luck than I.

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