1. Which British author was awarded the ‘New Writer of the Year’ at the National Book Awards in 2012 for her debut novel ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’?
2. ‘The Canterbury Tales’ begin with a general prologue – whose tale comes next?
The Knight’s Tale
3. Who wrote the 1929 detective novel ‘The Maltese Falcon’?
4. In which Spanish city was Pablo Picasso born?
5. Of which colour is amaranth a shade?
Pink (accept also red)
6. Which famous book, written in 1928, could not be published openly in Great Britain until a ban was lifted in 1960?
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
7. Exactly how old was Adrian Mole in Sue Townsend’s original book?
8. In architecture, what is the name for a wedge-shaped stone at the top of an archway, which is the final piece placed during construction and allows the arch to bear weight?
9. Whose novels include ‘The Odessa File’ and ‘The Dogs of War’?
10. In sculpture, what is the name for the upper part of a human figure, depicting the head and neck plus all or part of the chest and shoulders?