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"'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night' was how Snoopy in 'Peanuts' started all his books. They were all rejected, but he's not the only author to suffer this fate. Can you identify the books and writers who struggled to get published?"
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Which novel, eventually published in 1945, was rejected by a New York publisher stating 'it is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA'?
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The 'self-help' book written by Richard Bach and published in 1970, after many rejections, featured which type of bird?
'Catch 22' was another book that struggled to get into print. Who wrote it?
Which writer of spy fiction, and creator of Smiley, was rejected with the words 'you are welcome to **** - he hasn't got any future'?
John le Carré
Which American writer's first book was rejected over twenty times, before finding a publisher in 1937?
'The Good Earth' was rejected fourteen times, before being published and going on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Who was the author?
Pearl S Buck
Irving Stone's 'Lust for Life' was rejected sixteen times, with one rejection stating 'a long, dull, novel about an artist'. Which artist did the book feature?
Vincent Van Gogh
Following numerous rejections, 'A Time to Kill' was published in 1989. It was the first novel from which of these best selling authors?
Richard North Patterson
Which American poet, born in 1932, received a rejection notice saying 'there certainly isn't enough genuine talent for us to take notice'?
E E Cummings
Rejected by twenty major publishers, before being issued in 1993, was 'Chicken Soup for the ******'. What is the final word of the title?
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