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A Journey Through My Bookshelves
"See if you can figure out the books on my overcrowded bookshelves from the clues given."
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The first set of books I come across are from my childhood. They centre around a Boarding School in Austria, which later moves to Wales and then Switzerland. What is the name of this series?
Mallory Towers Series
The Chalet School Series
Abbey School Series
Greyfriars School Series
Meandering on through the shelves I find a Science Fiction series I had almost forgotten about. Set on a planet dominated by a desert and giant sandworms, what is the title of the first book in this series?
Time Enough For Love
Right at the front of my bookshelves is a novel I never tire of reading. It is a long-time companion and standby. Written by one of the great authors of the 20th Century it describes events in the only part of Australia left after a nuclear holocaust. What is its title?
A Town Like Alice
The Far Country
Beyond The Black Stump
On The Beach
Sitting neglected in a far corner is a book that I have tried to finished several times but so far without success, and I am not alone in this. Which Russian classic describing the Napoleonic era am I unable to read?
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
A section of my bookshelves shows that at one time I bought a lot of humourous books. Tom Holt is one of my favourite authors of this genre, combining humour and fantasy together. Which of the following is NOT by him?
Expecting Someone Taller
Paint Your Dragon
Blott On The Landscape
Moving swiftly past the Terry Pratchett books we come to a modern author who writes very tense crime and medical thrillers, often featuring serial killers.
Whose books feature Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles?
Charles Dickens originally published his books in serial form. Stephen King decided to see if this format would still work and in 1996 published a six part serial novel. What was the title?
The Green Mile
As you can probably tell, my bookshelves have not had a good clear out for some time, and lurking at the back I have just come across this classic of doomed love, family feuds, a long lost heiress and foul murder all set against the sweeping background of 17th Century Exmoor. What have I found?
I have a complete shelf devoted to Biographies, mainly of theatrical personalities. One of my favourites is "The Moon's a Balloon", which chronicles the life of which actor?
I hate to part with books, and the final selection from my shelves was inherited from my Mother, who absolutely loved them. A series spanning one hundred years of one family in Canada, centred around the family estate. Can you name the series?
The Starbridge Series
A Horseman Riding By
Anne of Green Gables
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Compiled Jun 28 12