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The East Grinstead Bookshop Family Quiz

Answers will be posted on the Bookshop website in January

Linkee Round


  1. Author of The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption and It?

  2. Whose catchphrase is ‘Off with his head!’?

  3. In 1949 Dodie Smith wrote a coming of age novel about the Mortmain family. What was it called?

  4. Author of Noughts and Crosses?

  5. Author of The Sword in the Stone and The Once and Future King?


What links this round?


Dogs:   Who owned….


  1. Timmy?

  2. Nana?

  3. Fluffy?

  4. Toto?

  5. Roger?


Prize Winners


  1. Which book won both the Women’s Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2023?

  2. When Laline Paull visited The Bookshop in February 2023 she told us she had exciting news… For which prize had her novel Pod just been shortlisted?

  3. Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2023?

  4. Who won the Yoto Carnegie Medal in 2023?

  5. What do Michael Morpugo, Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell and Julia Donaldson all have in common (apart from writing children’s books!)?


All these Authors visited The Bookshop this year. Who are they?


  1. Vita and Harold Sackville-West’s Grandson?

  2. Owner of the Knepp Estate?

  3. The Writer and Activist who led (and won) the campaign for a GCSE in Natural History?

  4. An influencer with over a million followers on Instagram, named by Dan Snow as ‘the next big thing in History’?

  5. The biggest selling female historian in the UK?




  1. Who was the first ghost to visit Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?

  2. In which novel of 1851 does Ishmael set sail on Christmas Day?

  3. Which Jane Austen heroine rejects a clergyman on Christmas Eve by declaring that she has ‘no thoughts of matrimony at present?’

  4. ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’ grumbles Jo in the opening line from which novel of 1868?

  5. The Jolly Christmas Postman has been in print for over thirty years. Who wrote it?


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