Length: 384 Pages
The perfect gift for Christmas
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)
Length: 384 Pages
Detailed, entertaining and wonderfully informative, a must-have for quiz aficionados and bibliophiles alike
Few quiz questions make you smile, laugh or gasp. James Walton's always do. The Penguin Book Quiz is unceasingly enormous fun
Quite possibly the greatest social lubricant since the invention of alcohol. An absolute delight
The perfect gift for the sort of person (like me) who shouts the answers at University Challenge
Fiendish, funny and endlessly surprising, James Walton has provided the perfect volume for anyone who loves books, relishes a quiz or just fancies showing off at a dinner party
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