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1. A British naval hero, he's also given his name to a cricketing superstition.
2. A Scottish born writer, who wrote about a sleuth more connected with those who make bread than those who make haggis. He is often mistakenly associated with the words 'It's elementary, my dear ...'
3. Legend has it that one of the world's greatest theories, developed by this individual, all came after being hit on the head by a piece of fruit.
4. The first footballer to score a hat trick in a World Cup Final, this gentleman could have become a county cricketer with Essex if he hadn't chosen to kick a larger ball around instead.
5. After the Beatles split up, one of them grew wings, as it were, and soared to the heights of the pop charts once more.
6. Who is regarded as the "father" of the National Health Service in the UK?
7. A novelist who lived from 1775 to 1817, not much is known about her personal life and most of what we do know comes from letter written to her sister Cassandra. Her father was a rector in Hampshire, who went about his duties, no doubt, with pride but no prejudice.
8. This contemporary British novelist had a wizard wheeze - not in a steam engine, on a broomstick or in a flying car, but on a trip between Manchester Piccadilly and Euston.
9. The Knight, the Miller, the wife of Bath, the Franklin, the Pardoner and the Nun (twice!) all get to tell their tales as part of this author's 14th Century epic.
10. This chap's public image is far from 'rotten' despite firing an erotic 'pistol'.
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