Instead, I’m going to break all sorts of BBC confidentiality thingummies, and offer a quiz question which I heard whilst seeing Radio 4 programme ‘The Write Stuff’ being recorded on Sunday. It won’t be broadcast for a few weeks, I don’t think, so when it’s on you can pretend you always knew the answer…
It’s an odd-one-out question. They gave characters from these books, and people had to work out what the book was, but I can’t remember the character names and I’m skipping that bit. Seeing The Write Stuff made me realise how little I really know about books… but, once they’d got as far as the book titles, I cottoned on to this one. And it’s rather nice.
So, without further ado – which is the Odd One Out from this list? And why, of course…
The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
The Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy
The Waste Land – T S Eliot
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
Bonne chance! (And no cheating, now)