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A Grownup Book Quiz

A quiz about books for grownups. Not necessarily "adult" books. Guaranteed, no Harry Potter or any other children's books included. 10 Questions.

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In the Morse novels by Colin Dexter, what is Lewis's first name?

  • Damian
  • George
  • Robert
  • John


Who wrote the, often misquoted, poem "Home Thoughts From Abroad"?

  • Robert Browning
  • William Wordswoth
  • Lord Byron
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Which colour appeared on the covers of the first crime novels published by Penguin Books?

  • Pale Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Red


Which surname is shared by the authors who invented the fictional characters: Christian Grey, Adam Dalgliesh and Roy Grace?

  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Joseph
  • James


What inspired the collective title "Dance To The Music Of Time" of a series of novels by Anthony Powell?

  • One of William Shakespeare's sonnets
  • A painting by Nicholas Poussin
  • A play by Oscar Wilde
  • A WWII speech by Winston Churchill


Which of these is the title of an early short story by Roald Dahl written for adults?

  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Sight
  • Touch


In which novel by E M Forster does Adela Quested bring a court case against a doctor?

  • Howard's Way
  • Where Angels Fear To Tread
  • A Passage To India
  • A Room With A View


In which play by William Shakespeare does "Crab" the dog feature?

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Two Gentlemen Of Verona
  • As You Like It
  • Twelfth Night


Who wrote the poem now known as "Funeral Blues" which featured in the film "Four Weddings And A Funeral?

  • Philip Larkin
  • Ted Hughes
  • Dylan Thomas
  • W H Auden


What is the title of the novel, from the"Aubrey Trilogy" by Rebecca West, in which "Cousin Rosamund" first appears?

  • The Birds Fall Down
  • The Fountain Overflows
  • Harriet Hume
  • The Thinking Reed