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The Penguin Book Quiz
The Penguin Book Quiz

The Penguin Book Quiz

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses


288 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9780241986035

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Jan 2020)

Price: $16.95


From Antony Beevor to Zadie Smith, The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses, this entertaining quiz tickles the fancy (and the brains) of light and heavy readers alike

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 400 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 BookQuiz is as appropriate for a making you look well-read at a party as it is for a book-loving family to read aloud from after dinner. Answers: Norwegian Wood, Bucket, The Girl on the Train, and Eight (five sisters, three brothers).


The perfect gift for the sort of person (like me) who shouts the answers at University Challenge - Lynne Truss, bestselling author of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' -

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 - Mark Billingham, bestselling author of the Tom Thorne novels on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts' -

A must for those who think they know their literature . . . includes the unexpected, alongside the more serious - - Independent, 50 Best Christmas Gifts for Men on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts'

How nice it would be if the family would sit around the Boxing Day fireside considering the questions in affable competition - - Daily Telegraph on 'Sonnets, Bonnets & Bennetts'

Author Biography

James Walton has written and hosted 17 series of BBC Radio's books quiz, The Write Stuff. He is the author of Who Killed Iago?  and he reviews books for the New York Review of Books, Spectator, the Times,Guardian, and Daily Telegraph.