A literary quiz for all the family from the writer and presenter of Radio 4's books quiz.
James Walton has written and hosted 17 series of BBC Radio 4's books quiz, The Write Stuff. He also writes questions for BBC2's Only Connect and contributes a weekly quiz to the FT Weekend magazine. He is the books editor of Reader's Digest and reviews books for the Spectator, The Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and The New York Review of Books. His previous books are The Faber Book of Smoking and Sonnets, Bonnets and Bennetts- A Literary Quiz Book.
Detailed, entertaining and wonderfully informative, a must-have for
quiz aficionados and bibliophiles alike * Kevin Ashman *
It's so much fun. The perfect level for keen but not necessarily expert readers. Specific enough to make you reach back into your memory and occasionally kick yourself at not finding the answer, but not so specialised that you want to give up . . . I'll definitely be buying copies of this book as gifts
Few quiz questions make you smile, laugh or gasp. James Walton's always do. The Penguin Book Quiz is unceasingly enormous fun -- Alan Connor, author of Two Girls, One on Each Knee and The Joy of Quiz
Quite possibly the greatest social lubricant since the invention of alcohol. An absolute delight -- John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal
Attractively presented in vintage Penguin livery, this is the ultimate literary quiz, packed full of questions on everyone from Dickens to Dahl. With such a broad range of genres and topics covered, The Penguin Book Quiz really is the perfect antidote to tired parlour games and awkward small talk this Christmas * Waterstones, Top 10 Gifts for Bookworms this Christmas *
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 * Independent 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' *