Concluding Brit the Elder’s fun quiz for all book-lovers (see part 2 here)…. Simply identify the literary work and author from the initials. A few are slightly obscure but you’ll know most. There’s also a clue for each one. Readers are free to post answers in the comments, so don’t read those if you don’t want to spoil it.

36. TGG by FSF  Some said he had been a German spy

37. TDC by LT   The way that can be spoken of is not the constant way.

38. TSTS by IM I saw a monster rising from the waves.

39. HOD by JC   horror

40. C,TBC by AP   “It was my son that killed your son,” said the old man.

41. SPOW(LOA) by TEL    All men dream, but not equally.

42. AIW by LC    She swam in her own tears

43. GE by CD   Jaggers

44. ACO by AB   What happened now was that one white-coated veck strapped my gulliver to a like head-rest, singing to himself all the time some vonny cally pop-song.

45. TSDOAM by ST  Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! Pandora is organising a sock protest!

46. WH by CB  …and stretching an arm out to seize the importunate branch; instead of which, my fingers closed on the fingers of a little ice-cold hand!

47. CAP by FD   Being a small woman, the blow fell straight across the crown of her head.

48. TCITH by DS   We looked! Then we saw him step on the mat! We looked! And we saw him!/

49. S by JS   Time stopped and there was nothing in the world but two men looking into eternity in each other’s eyes. And the room rocked in the sudden blur of action…

50. TG by JD    Owl ice cream

Click Continue Reading for the solution to last week’s quiz :

21. Farewell My Lovely: Raymond Chandler
22. A Farewell to Arms: Earnest Hemingway
23. Macbeth: William Shakespeare
24. Just William: Richmal Crompton
25. Four Quartets (East Coker): TS Eliot
26. The Fight: Norman Mailer
27. A History of the English Speaking Peoples: Winston Churchill
28. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: Mark Haddon
29. Life of Pi: Yann Martel
30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: JK Rowling
31. Pepys’s Diary: Samuel Pepys
32. On the Road: Jack Karouac
33. Diary of a Nobody: George and Weedon Grossmith
34. The Ginger Man: JP Donleavy
35. Lucky Jim: Kingsley Amis


  1. jonathan law on Thursday 28, 2012

    36: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    41: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence

    43: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

    44: A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

    45: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sue Townsend

    47: Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky

    And 46 is actually by EB — you knew that.

  2. Jonathon Green on Thursday 28, 2012

    39 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
    48 The Cat in the Hat Dr Seuss

    • Jonathon Green on Thursday 28, 2012

      38. The Sea, The Sea Iris Murdoch

  3. jonathan law on Thursday 28, 2012

    42: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

    50: The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson

  4. Worm on Thursday 28, 2012

    37. Lao Tzu?