The Festival’s Playful Books Quiz is now closed.
The winner was Caroline Walsh (above left) who got all 42 answers right. Caroline is an agent at David Higham Associates and her clients include Cressida Cowell, Jacqueline Wilson and Alexander McCall Smith.
The runner-up was Clare Ellen, who dropped half a mark. Just out of the prizes was Caroline Raphael, who dropped one mark. Congratulations to them all – and thanks to everyone who took part (even if you didn’t submit an entry in the end). We hope you enjoyed it.
This year’s ‘Playful Book Quiz’ was created by Alan Connor, local author of two Penguin books: The Joy of Quiz and Two Girls, One on Each Knee, about crosswords. Alan has worked as the question editor of TV quizzes including Only Connect on BBC Two.
The prizes were generously donated by Stephen Foster of Foster Books, 183 Chiswick High Road, W4 2DR – booksellers in an 18th-century building, for first editions, fine bindings and antiquarian volumes.. The first prize is a Folio Society set of seven Jane Austen novels. The runner-up prize is a volume of Jane Austen’s Letters.