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Book Title Reveal - it's a quiz!

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

New book cover


When Richard Osman announced he would be publishing a new book he wrote a quiz. The fans went wild.


Being a Boxall means being a Quiz Master - we love quizzes! Family quizzes are a big part of every Boxall celebration (even weddings) and I thought to myself, 'If Richard Osman can do a quiz, so can I!'


So here is my quiz à la Richard Osman. I hope you like it.

(answers at the bottom of the page)



PART ONE: THE TITLE REVEAL

Most people, when they publish a book, like do a dramatic Cover Reveal. Well I'm going to do a Title Reveal because my cover design is no secret - I've been using parts of it in all my social media for a while.


ANAGRAMS

To give you a clue, the title is five words long and the whole thing is an anagram of all of the following - give it a go, it took me ages!

  • Any Wholehearted Finch Can Ruin

  • He Can Unify a Netherworld Chain

  • Find An Unholy Earthenware Chic

If you work it out from one of those, you’re a genius!


SONG TITLES

The gaps in these five song titles will give you the five words in the title, but not in order.

  • SHAPE -- YOU – ED SHEERAN

  • -------CHUTNEY – PREM JOSHUA (this is tricky, it’s a city in India beginning Ch)

  • THE ------- TRAIN – VERNON DALHART

  • --- GREATEST SHOW – HUGH JACKMAN

  • NAUGHTY -------- FROM MATILDA


LANGUAGES

Here is the title in three different languages. I should point out that I have put the title through Google Translate, so it may not be strictly accurate.

  • WELSH: PLANT FFO CHENNAI

  • DUTCH: DE WEGGELOPEN KINDEREN VAN CHENNAI

  • FRENCH: LES ENFANTS FUGUEURS DE CHENNAI


CHILDREN'S BOOK TITLES beginning with THE

The word ‘The’ is a great way to start a book title.

Can you name these much-loved children's books and their authors?

(Try this round on any children you might know - you might be shocked at how few they know. Apologies to all those clever children who do know!)

1. The T_ _ _ _ by Roald D_ _ _

2. The S_ _ _ _ _ G_ _ _ _ _ by Frances Hodgson B_ _ _ _ _ _

3. The F_ _ _ _ _ F_ _ _ by Enid B_ _ _ _ _

4. The G_ _ _ _ _ _ _ by Julia D_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5. The R_ _ _ _ _ _ C_ _ _ _ _ _ _ by Edith N_ _ _ _ _

6. The H_ _ _ _ at P_ _ _ C_ _ _ _ _ by A.A. M_ _ _ _

7. The L_ _ _, the W_ _ _ _ and the W_ _ _ _ _ _ _ by CS L_ _ _ _

8. The S_ _ _ _ _ _ by Raymond B_ _ _ _ _

9. The L_ _ _ _ _ M_ _ _ _ _ _ by Hans Christian A_ _ _ _ _ _ _

10. The T_ _ _ of P_ _ _ _ R_ _ _ _ _ by Beatrix P_ _ _ _ _

Bonus Point:

The R______ C_______ of C______ by Caroline B_____


Brilliant work - well done!

That's all for now, but make sure you're signed up and ready for next week's quiz.



Answers:

ANAGRAMS: The Runaway Children of Chennai (all 3 answers)

S|ONG TITLES: OF, CHENNAI, RUNAWAY, THE, CHILDREN

LANGUAGES: The Runaway Children of Chennai (all 3 answers)

CHILDREN'S BOOK TITLES: TWITS - DAHL, SECRET GARDEN - BURNETT, FAMOUS FIVE - BLYTON, GRUFFALO - DONALDSON, RAILWAY CHILDREN - NESBITT, HOUSE POOH CORNER - MILNE, LION WITCH WARDROBE - LEWIS, SNOWMAN - BRIGGS, LITTLE MERMAID - ANDERSEN, TALES PETER RABBIT - POTTER. Bonus: RAILWAY CHILDREN CHENNAI - BOXALL


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