THE PERFECT QUIZ BOOK FOR BOOKWORMS!
Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song?
In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname?
What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller?
And what do you get if you add the number of Bennet sisters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov?
With four hundred questions covering books from literary classics to modern bestsellers, through iconic children's books and books you say that you've read but really you haven't, The Penguin Book Quiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to tuck into after Christmas dinner: it's as enjoyable to read as it is to play.
Featuring the work of everyone from Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, books from The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, and with movie, music, television and literary references abound, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike.
- Norwegian Wood
- The Girl on the Train
- Eight (five sisters, three brothers)
Tip: Start the day with a quiz. My long-suffering partner bought me James Walton's The Penguin Book Quiz for Christmas. It wakes you up, gives you a laugh and makes you feel like you're not wasting your time, because you're learning things
Detailed, entertaining and wonderfully informative, a must-have for quiz aficionados and bibliophiles alike
Attractively presented in vintage Penguin livery, this is the ultimate literary quiz, packed full of questions on everyone from Dickens to Dahl. With such a broad range of genres and topics covered, The Penguin Book Quiz really is the perfect antidote to tired parlour games and awkward small talk this Christmas
A must for those who think they know their literature . . . includes the unexpected, alongside the more serious
How nice it would be if the family would sit around the Boxing Day fireside considering the questions in affable competition