A literary quiz for all the family from James Walton, the writer and presenter of the BBC's Radio 4's books quiz.
Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl'sCharlie 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'sPride and Prejudiceto the number of Karamazov brothers in Fyodor Dostoevsky'sThe 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 BookQuizis as appropriate for 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 fromThe Very Hungry CaterpillartoUlysses, and with movie, music, television, theatre and literary references abounding, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike.
Answers: - Norwegian Wood - Bucket -The Girl on the Train - Eight (five sisters, three brothers)