Literary Trivia, Part Twenty-One


Part Twenty-One

101. Jerry North makes his living as a
film director
car mechanic
book editor
philosophy professor

102. Which of these authors does not appear as a fictional detective in mysteries by another writer?
Daphne du Maurier
Edna Ferber
Jack London
Bram Stoker
P.G. Wodehouse

103. The nine tailors in a Dorothy Sayers novel are
Queen Elizabeth’s dressmakers
a network of spies
a sequence of church bells
knots used in ship’s rigging
a group of convicted criminals

104. At her ancestral home of Buckshaw, who does Flavia de Luce feel closest to?
Her father
Her sister Ophelia
Her sister Daphne
Dogger, the manservant
Mrs. Mullet, the cook

105. 221B The Esplanade, St. Kilda, is the residence of
Phryne Fisher
Haley Randolph
China Bayles
Aimée Leduc
Isabel Dalhousie

Answers appear at the bottom of the following page.

Answers to Part Twenty

96. Wilbur’s life is saved thanks to the words “Some pig” appearing in a spiderweb above his pen.
97. During the 1920s, Sylvia Beach sold and lent books to many aspiring writers on the Seine’s Left Bank.
98. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Algernon Moncrieff invents Bunbury, “an invaluable permanent invalid,” to give him an excuse to go to the country when it pleases him.
99. Allegra Byron died at the age of five.
100. Elspeth Huxley was married to Aldous Huxley’s first cousin.

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. WhiteSylvia BeachThe Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar WildeAllegra Byron’s tombstoneThe Flame Trees of Thika, Elspeth Huxley

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