In what year was 'Pride and Prejudice' first published?
1813 Click to see the answer
In which book do we meet the characters Old Major, Squealer and Clover?
Which author created the character Leopold Bloom?
How many books are there in 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series?
Which former stand-up comedian wrote the best-sellers 'Dead Famous' and 'Chart Throb'?
Which author famously said 'Golf is a good walk spoiled'?
Which novelist wrote the book 'Death in Venice'?
Thomas Mann Click to see the answer
Which author won the ú10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize in 2009 for their first novel 'Blackmoor'?
Which author introduced the phrase 'Beat Generation' to describe Beatniks?
Bilbo Baggins is a character from which of these books?
Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez wrote about Love in the Time of what?
The Fudge Family in Paris is a key work by which author?
In what year was 'A Dirty Job' first published?
Who co-wrote 'Peter and the Starcatchers' and 'Cave of the Dark Wind' with Ridley Pearson?
In what year was the novel 'The Code of the Woosters' first published?
Rosemary's Baby is based on a book of the same name by which author?
Ira Levin Click to see the answer
Which of these is a detective in three Agatha Christie stories?
Which author was actually two cousins using the same pen-name?
The Three Laws are rules governing the behaviour of robots written by which author?
Georges Marvelous Medicine is a famous work by which children's author?
Shaun Tan wrote about 'Tales from Outer …' where?
Which author wrote the novel 'Les Misérables'?
Which author wrote War and Peace?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a work by which author?
Jo March is a character originally from which novel?
White Teeth is a seminal work by which author?
The 1969 novel 'The Godfather' was written by which author?
The Stone Book Series is a series of novels by which author?
Alan Garner Click to see the answer
Four legs good, two legs bad' is a quote from which George Orwell classic novel?
Finish the title of the novel by Doris Lessing: 'The … Notebook'?
Terry Pratchett's Discworld is balanced on four elephants which stand on the back of which other creature?
Complete the title of this novel by Dario Fo: '… Death of an Anarchist'?
The novel 'Three Men in a Boat' was actually a story about three men and a dog. What was the name of the dog?
Which Irish author wrote 'Ulysses'?
Saturday was a James Tait Black Memorial prize winner by which author?
In what year was 'Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal' first published?
Which name completes the title of this Roald Dahl novel '... and the Chocolate Factory'?
What word completes this novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: 'One … in the Life of Ivan Denisovich'
Which of these authors was born in 1898?
Which name completes the title of this Kingsley Amis novel 'Lucky …'?
Which name completes the title of this Peter Carey novel 'Oscar and …'?
Which name completes the title of this Lucy Maud Montgomery novel '… of Green Gables'?
Who is Michael Robotham watching in his bestselling novel?
You Click to see the answer
Which name completes the title of this Margaret Atwood novel 'Alias …'?
Which William S. Burroughs novel did the author advise could be read in any chapter order?
In what year was 'The Pro' first published?
Which fictional spy is associated with the code name 007?
How many volumes was the classic novel 'Little Women' originally published in?
Which word completes this Ernest Hemingway novel: 'The Old Man and the ...'?
Which novel was first published in Britain under the title 'The Whale'?
The Woodlanders was a work by which author?
The Engima of the Arrival is a famous work by which British author?
Who wrote the books 'Tara Road' 'The Lilac Bus' and 'Light A Penny Candle'?
Reader, I married him,' appears in the conclusion of what novel?
Where were Chaucer's pilgrims bound?
Which name completes the title of this Thomas Hardy novel '... the Obscure'?
Which author wrote The Beach?
The novel 'The Train from Nowhere', written by Michel Thaler in 2004 is notable for not containing any examples of what kind of word?
Guy Mannering is a work by which author?
What word completes the play by George Bernard Shaw: 'Man and …'?
Sandition' was an unfinished work by which author?
Jane Austen Click to see the answer
Which author wrote novels called 'Far From The Madding Crowd', 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' and 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles'?
Finish the title of the John Steinbeck novel 'Of Mice and ...'?
Which author wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
Who wrote the classic novel 'Black Beauty'?
Which classic novel opens with the line '124 was spiteful'?
Which name completes the title of this Virginia Woolf novel '…'s Room'?
Rudyard Kipling wrote a series of 'Just So Stories for Little __________'?
Finish the title of the Thomas Mann novella '... in Venice?
Which book by Peter Wright did the government try to ban?
What is the setting for Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea'?
Money' (1984) and 'London Fields' (1989) are seminal works by which author?
Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain is a work by which author?
According to Paolo Coelho's 1998 book, who decided to die?
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a famous work by which children's author?
Eugene O'Neill wrote about A Long Day's Journey into what?
How many men were in Jerome K. Jerome's boat?
The novel 'A Confederacy of Dunces' is set in which American city?
What is the land of giants called in 'Gulliver's Travels'?
Who wrote the travel book 'Notes From a Small Island'?
Which classic novel opens with the line 'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day'?
Which English author was born in 1930 in China?
JG Ballard Click to see the answer
How many steps are there in the novel by John Buchan?
The Drowned World is a seminal work by which author?
Which name completes the title of this William Styron novel '…'s Choice'?
Who wrote the novel 'The Loved One'?
Which name completes the title of this Kingsley Amis novel 'The … Papers'?
Which of these is a fictional detective created by Michael Connolly?
The Witches is a famous work by which children's author?
Which detective is the famous creation of Mickey Spillane?
Which author wrote 'Loot' and 'What the Butler saw'?
What is the Empress of Blandings that features in several books by P.G. Wodehouse?
Which of these Kingsley Amis novels was a satire on middle class academia through farcical exploits?
The Red House Mystery is a work by which children's author?
Which name completes the title of this Beryl Bainbridge novel 'Master …'?
Mr. Pim' is a lesser known work by which author?
In 'Porterhouse Blue', which character rises from college porter to become the Master of the college?
In 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', what is the ultimate answer to everything?
Complete the name of this book: 'To Kill a…'
Which word completes this William Faulkner novel: 'The … and the Fury'?
Which musician co-authored 'Bang! The Complete History of the Universe'?
The True Born Englishman, (1701,) was the first success for which author?
Which author wrote the novels 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion'?
What was the name of the spy whose cover story was that of an insurance consultant?
Lorna Doone is a seminal work by which author?
In a Free State is a seminal work by which author?
In which English city is 'Bridget Jones's Diary' set?
James Dixon is a character from which novel?
In what year was 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' first published?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is a 1964 children's book from which author?
Who created the character James Bond?
Which name completes the title of this Robert Graves novel 'I, …'?
Which of Ben Elton's novels got him the Crime Writer's Association of Great Britain Gold Dagger Award?
In the novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea', what was the name of the captain of the submarine Nautilus?
About the capture of which city did Asquith say 'it would maintain the authority of our flag in the East'?
For which fictional hero did Alexander Selkirk provide a model?
Robinson Crusoe Click to see the answer
Which spy was brought up among the bombed-out ruins of WWII Berlin?
What was the first James Bond novel?
Tom Holt's book 'Expecting Someone Taller' is very loosely based on whose operatic saga?
Which author wrote about Fagin and his gang of child thieves?
The Deserted Village (1770) is a seminal work by which author?
Jean Valjean is a character from which classic novel?
Les Misérables Click to see the answer
Which fictional detective retired to become a beekeeper?
Which authors first novel was Alton Locke?
The Sandcastle is a major work by which author?
Which English author wrote The Canterbury Tales in the 14th Century?
Ingenious Pain was a James Tait Black Memorial prize winner by which author?
Who wrote the significant scientific book 'Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematical', published in 1687?
Which of these is tied for most featured author in '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'
The History of Tom Jones was written by which author?
Which of these was a real 19th century author?
Ford Maddox Ford Click to see the answer
Janet Evanovich has written novels featuring Stephanie Plum, what is Stephanie's occupation?
Who wrote the novel 'The Code of the Woosters'?
P. G. Wodehouse
Which author wrote 'Lord of the Rings'?
J. R. R. Tolkien
My father gave me some advice which I've been turning over in my mind ever since,' is a line from which novel?
The Great Gatsby
Which Stephen is the cosmologist and author of 'A Brief History of Time'?
Which author would only write when facing north?
Which novel is about a man believing he's having a heart-attack while watching football on TV?
A Fan's Notes
Joseph Anton: A Memoir was a 2012 work by which author?
Jean Valjean is a character from which novel?
Who wrote the short story 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'?
Molloy and Malone Dies are both novels by which author?
Wise Children was a 1991 work by which author?
Angela Carter Click to see the answer
Which classic novel opens with the line 'You better not never tell nobody but God'?
The Color Purple
The 1967 Disney film 'The Jungle Book' is based on a book by which author?
The Road was a James Tait Black Memorial prize winner by which author?
Which writer created 'The Brentford Trilogy', a series of novels featuring Jim Pooley and John Omally?
Which author was given the Freedom of the City of London in 2012?
J. K. Rowling
Which classic novel opens with the line 'A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories'?
Brave New World
Dymoke is the middle name of which author?
Which author wrote works including The Eve of St Venus and The Wanting Seed?
The To The End of The Earth Trilogy is by which author?
Whose first published novel was 'The Eyre Affair'?
Which John Steinbeck novel revolves around the characters Lenny and George?
Of Mice and Men
Who created 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' novels?
Who wrote the novel 'The Bourne Identity'?
Who created the character Kenneth Widmerpool?
In 2006, the motion picture rights for 'A Dirty Job' were optioned by who?
Chris Columbus Click to see the answer
The Club of Queer Trade was a 1905 work by which author?
Which Russian author wrote novel 'Dead Souls'?
Captain Mallison is a character from which novel?
The Mandelbaum Gate was a James Tait Black Memorial prize winner by which author?
Who created the character George Smiley?
John le Carré
Which author came up with the cream cake slogan 'naughty but nice'?
Philip Roth wrote a satire of which US President?
Which mathematician authored his major work Measure and Integral in 1977?
Lucky Jim was the first work by which author?
What novel was based on the experiences of Alexander Selkirk?
Which author created the city of Ankh-Morpork?
Which author won the 1980 Booker Prize for Rites of Passage?
The Carpet People was the first novel by which author?
Which author wrote The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?
Who wrote the spy novel 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'?
John le Carré
Literary characters created by who set out on a journey from the Tabard Inn, Southwark?
Which of these authors once worked for MI5?
John Le Carre
Which author has the real first name Ahmed?
Salman Rushdie Click to see the answer
Which 19th century English author died with the words 'On the ground!''?'
To Keep The Ball Rolling is the title of the published memoirs of which author?
Which author wrote 'The Sun Also Rises'?
Which author, who wrote Lord of the Rings, died in 1973?
J. R. R. Tolkien
Which writer created Inspector Tom Barnaby?
Which author created Shelob the Spider?
Who wrote the novel 'Lord of the Flies'?
Which French author wrote 'The Count of Monte Cristo'?
Which author created the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter?
In which US city is 'A Dirty Job' set?
Which female author wrote the feminist book 'The Feminine Mystique' in 1963?
Winston Groom gave us which lovable hero?
Which author created the fictional island nation called Lilliput?
The Authoritarian Personality is a work by which philosopher?
1996 was the first appearance of which single lady and her big knickers?
Who wrote the novel 'All Quiet On The Orient Express'?
The Belton Estate is a work by which author?
The Grand Babylon Hotel is a work by which author?
Westward Ho is a famous work by which author?
Who created the character Chris Duffy?
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was the real name of which author?
Which Irish author wrote 'Gulliver's Travels'?
Which famous author did Renee Zellweger play in a 2006 biopic?
Who is the author of novels about Thursday Next, a literary detective who travels into classic works of fiction?
Cakes And Ale is a novel by which author?
James Bond and Mr. Big are characters in which novel?
Live and Let Die
Who wrote the funny series of books 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish'?
Which author wrote On The Road?
Which author from the past was writing about the future when he penned '1984'?
Which author's character is Dr. Temperance 'Bones'' Brennan from the TV series loosely based on?'
Which of these 1960s author was not born in the American south?
The Old Bachelor and the Mourning Bride are works by which author?
Which author sets most of his work during The Cold War?
John Le Carre
Young Adolf was a 1978 work by which author?
Heathcliff is a character from which novel?
Which author wrote the controversial book 'The Satanic Verses'?
Darkness Visible was a James Tait Black Memorial prize winner by which author?
Ellis Bell was the assumed name of which author?
Who wrote the novel 'Breakfast of Champions'?
Who wrote the novel 'Bridget Jones's Diary'?
Which author of the following had the middle name Adeline?
Which comedian wrote 'The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee'?
Time For a Tiger was the first novel by which author?
Which was the first story to feature the character Sherlock Holmes?
A Study In Scarlet Click to see the answer
Wives and Daughters as well as Cousin Phillis were works by which author?
The Bookshop and Offshore are key works by which author?
In which novel is the protagonist called Winston Smith?
Which classic novel opens with the line 'All this happened, more or less'?
Holden Caulfield appears in which novel?
The Catcher in the Rye
Which author is not like the others?
F. Scott Fitzgerald Click to see the answer
Which of these is the name of a real 19th Century author?
Thomas Love Peacock
Which authors final work was 'The Blue Flower'?
What was the sequel to Tom Sharpe's novel 'Porterhouse Blue'?
Against what is Hemingway's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' set?
Spanish Civil War
Chingachoock is a character from which novel?
The Last of the Mohicans
Which of these humour writers wrote columns for magazines 'Outdoor Life' and 'Field & Stream'?
Patrick F. McManus
In which novel did Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson first appear?
A Study in Scarlet
Who wrote the novel 'A Dirty Job'?
Jem Finch is a character from which novel?
To Kill a Mockingbird Click to see the answer
Who created the fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey?
Dorothy L. Sayers
Which American author's last words were: 'Is it not meningitis?'''
Louisa May Alcott
Who wrote the story of Rip van Winkle?
Published in 1900 and about a cycling tour in Germany, what was the sequel to Three Men in a Boat?
Three Men on the Bummel
Which detective features in the stories 'The Nine Tailors' and 'Murder Must Advertise'?
Lord Peter Wimsey
In which novel do Carruthers and Davies discover a German plan to attack Britain while on a yachting holiday?
The Riddle of the Sands
Which novel features a group of choirboys led by Jack Merridew?
Lord of the Flies
Which infamous movie villain was originally created by American horror/thriller author Thomas Harris?
Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
In which book did the Babel fish first appear?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Who wrote the novel 'Gorky Park'?
Martin Cruz Smith
Which book contains the line 'perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one'?
At what address did Sherlock Holmes live?
221B Baker Street
What is the name of the anti-slavery novel written by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852?
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Arthur Dent is the protagonist of which of these novels?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The name of the TV programme 'Room 101' is taken from which George Orwell novel?
Which classic novel opens with the line 'Ships at a distance have every man's wishes on board'?
Their Eyes Were Watching God