Quiz Results etc.

Before I write anything else, this cake-related link has made me laugh more than anything in ages…. enjoy!

I was very impressed by everyone in the quiz, I don’t think I’d have done nearly so well, even though I did pick books I’d read, mostly. Between you, all the answers were found. For those still wanting to have a go, look away now…

1. Antony and Cleopatra – William Shakespeare
2. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
3. Emma – Jane Austen
4. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
5. Shirley – Charlotte Bronte
6. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
7. Lady Windermere’s Fan
8. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – DH Lawrence
10. Mary Poppins – PL Travers
11. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
12. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead – Agatha Christie
13. Lolita – Vladimir Nabakov
14. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
15. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
16. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? – Edward Albee
17. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
18. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
19. Charlotte Gray – Sebastian Faulks
20. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler
21. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell

Well done all!
Now, to open it up, which books in your collection did I miss out?
Others I could have included from my bookshelves…

Miss Hargreaves – Frank Baker
Lesley Castle – Jane Austen
Lady Susan – Jane Austen
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson
Lady Rose and Mrs. Memmary – Ruby Ferguson
Miss Ranskill Comes Home – Barbara Euphan Todd
Mariana – Monica Dickens
Enter-Patricia – Richmal Crompton
Naomi Godstone – Richmal Crompton
Felicity Stands By- Richmal Crompton
Millicent Dorrington – Richmal Crompton
Mrs. Frensham Describes A Circle – Richmal Crompton
Marriage of Hermione – Richmal Crompton
The Odyssey of Euphemia Tracey – Richmal Crompton
Matty and the Dearingroydes – Richmal Crompton (you get the idea with RC!)
Liza’s England – Pat Barker
Mapp and Lucia – EF Benson
Mrs. Darcy’s Dilemma – Diana Birchall
Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell
Ruth – Elizabeth Gaskell
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Fenny – Lettice Cooper
Mrs. Harter – EM Delafield
Messalina of the Suburbs – EM Delafield
Sister Carrie – Thomas Dreiser
The Memoirs of Letitia Horsepole – John Fuller
Eustace and Hilda – LP Hartley
Winsome Winnie and other nonsense novels – Stephen Leacock
Chloe Marr – AA Milne
Michael and Mary – AA Milne
Clara Hopgood – Mark Rutherford
Vanessa and Virginia – Susan Sellers
Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp
Young Mrs. Savage – DE Stevenson
Mrs. Miniver – Jan Struther
At Mrs. Lippincote’s – Elizabeth Taylor
The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted – Emma Tennant
Miss Bunting – Angela Thirkell
Sylva – Vercors
Miss Mole – EH Young

7 thoughts on “Quiz Results etc.

  • September 22, 2008 at 6:52 am

    From my collection :

    Evelina – Fanny Burney
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
    Sula – Toni Morrison
    Lyra’s Oxford – Philip Pullman
    Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
    Antigone – Jean Anouilh

    I added a few titles to my lists, some first lines were really good !

  • September 22, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
    Jasmine’s Tortoise
    … and all the Lucia novels, of course!

  • September 22, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe and Rozana by Daniel Defoe

    What is The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted by Emma Tennant like by the way?

  • September 22, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Never read The Ballad of S and T, actually! Bought it in a charity shop a few years ago, one day I’ll read it… I suspect it might horrify Ted or Sylvia experts, but I don’t know that much about either of them.

  • September 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Apart from some books you mentioned in this post:

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
    Automated Alice – Jeff Noon
    Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner
    Good Evening, Mrs Craven – Mollie Panter-Downes
    Mistress Masham's Repose – T.H. White
    The End of Alice – A.M. Homes
    Lilian's Story – Kate Grenville
    The Everlasting Story of Nory – Nicholson Baker
    Aurelia – R.A. Lafferty
    Praxis – Fay Weldon
    Eloise – Kay Thompson
    Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer
    Charlotte's Web – E.B. White
    Peter Pan & Wendy – J.M. Barrie

    These were translated so they probably don't count:

    Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands – Jorge Amado
    Sophie's World – Jostein Gaarder
    Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

  • September 22, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to know what you think if you ever do read it. I did not get on with Tennant's Pemberley. After you mentioned the Ballad of S & T I googled for a review and the Observer calls it "tasteless, but also compelling" which leaves one not knowing whether to read it or not!

  • January 12, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    How about Moll Flanders and The Princess Casamassima?

    But even more fun might be titles that only seem to be about women. You’ve made a good start with Breakfast at Tiffany’s/


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