Guessing Games

Tomorrow I’m going to add another book to the 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About – though I think some of you may have heard of this one. Not sure, really. So today I’m going to give you a mini-guessing game, to see if you can identify the book from the brief clues I give.

I’ve just watched the 1962 film – not a musical, you’ll be relieved to hear after yesterday,

The author also wrote children’s books.

Something of a Clue….

10 thoughts on “Guessing Games

  • July 16, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I was going to suggest A.A. Milne – but in checking (on fandango), found no film with that date. All the later films are for children – the next two came out in the 1950s (Alfred Hitchcock films).
    Will have to think on this some more…
    Nancy (for some reason my usual “identity” isn’t appearing automatically)

  • July 16, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Think I’ve got it!

    The L-Shaped Room?

    If so, you may want to read the two sequels – The Backward Shadow and Two is Lonely.

    I re-read TL-SR recently and found it quite dated, but that might be to do with the fact I first read it as a student in the 70s and it still felt quite contemporary then – even though it was ??20 years old.

    If I’m right, will be interested to hear your views.

    But if I’m wrong, just ignore all that…


  • July 16, 2008 at 9:40 am

    My guess (before I looked at the comments) was The L Shaped Room too. I don’t know why… that woman in bed I think.

  • July 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

    yes the L shaped room also came to mind. LRB wrote two wonderful ‘faction’ books about the brontes

  • July 16, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I went with L-shaped room as well, largely based on the fact that the photo’s URL ends “l-shaped+close-up.JPG” – but now I see that the last section forms an L shape. Clever.

  • July 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    For some reason it made me think of The Unbearable Lightness of Being which is obviously wrong because the film was made in 1988 and it’s clearly the L-Shaped Room as Carol suggests…but I just thought I’d share that with you anyway!


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