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by Ambassador
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Is this Heinrich von Kleist?

He and his girlfriend convinced themselves that he should shoot her and then himself.
Kleist also wrote one of the killer opening lines in world literature
by Ambassador
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Archive (past events)
Topic: The Great Escape - KQA MinsdSweep 2.0
Replies: 12
Views: 9894

Re: The Great Escape - KQA MinsdSweep 2.0

That's 48/47. But only you, me and Arul care


Apologies, have corrected. Ed.
by Ambassador
Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Archive (past events)
Topic: GP Individual Quiz Appeals Panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 14806

Re: GP Individual Quiz Appeals Panel?

I hope this can be made to work. I have to be cautious about Falcon's view that consensus in the room can necessarily be a reliable guide. On the language question, some of the most vociferous rejectors of the alternative answer based themselves on the assumption that it did not satisfy the requirem...
by Ambassador
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Apologies for the late reply.

You are correct, Angram. Over to you

Andy
by Ambassador
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Time for a clue?

One of the early scenes in the trilogy is a meeting between Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves. The Booker was awarded in the 1990s.
by Ambassador
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Thanks, David

Hope your overnight at Tallinn was bearable.

Neat photo, Daniel!

Starting with Oscar... His friend, Robbie Ross, appears in which trilogy, the third volume having won the Booker Prize?
by Ambassador
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

EQC participation brings its own rewards. Tartu has a statue (photo on request) of Edward Wilde having tea with Oscar

So Oscar Wilde is my answer
by Ambassador
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Tenpin Bowling
Topic: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling
Replies: 1025
Views: 454636

Re: Continuous Quiz: Tenpin Bowling

Would six be PISTOL PETE?

I'm feeling that the winner might be having a Beano
by Ambassador
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Apologies in replying, just back from abroad.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare it is!
by Ambassador
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 279670

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

No.

Mandela did write his signature in it, to mark a passage as significant; the book is full of similar annotations by the ANC leadership.

Clue: It was disguised as a religious work so the guards would not confiscate it. It's literature.

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