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Monday, 6 May 2013

Bank Holiday Book Nerd Quiz

Greetings, fellow readers!

I hope you've all been enjoying your lovely long weekend, and that you've taken the opportunity to catch up on some reading- preferably in a field with a chilled beverage (or two).

Having finished all the hard work on Strange Ideas, I thought I'd do something fun today. Can you identify the books from which these opening lines are taken? No cheating and googling them... Bonus points if you can name the author too.

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

I am always drawn back to places I have lived, the houses and their neighbourhoods.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years- if it ever did- began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.

There were four of us- George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.

No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.

It was a pleasure to burn.

Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it.

Post your answers in the comment box or email them direct and I'll put the answers up on Thursday. I might even rustle up a small prize...

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