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Who wrote "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "Notes from a Small Island"? Bill Bryson

According to Beatrix Potter, what type of animal was Mr Jeremy Fisher ? A Frog

What is thanatology the scientific study of? Death

What English military term translates as "little war" in Spanish? Guerrilla

According to the rhyme, what is/has Thursday's child ? (Far to Go)

What was the name of William Wordsworth's Cottage in Grasmere? (Dove Cottage)

In which H G Wells novel was humanity split into two groups whereby the Eloi live above ground, and the Morlocks below? Time Machine

What is the official language of Brazil? Portugese

Greenmantle, dating from 1916, was the sequel to which other novel published in 1915? The Thirty Nine Steps

In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Where did Dracula come ashore in England? Whitby

Of what was the Vulgate a version? The Bible

Who wrote the novel "Ben Hur"? Lew Wallace

Who wrote "Finnegan's Wake"? James Joyce

In which publication would you find the columns Streets of Shame and Rotten Boroughs? Private Eye

In literature, between people of which particular profession do ECLOGUES take place? Shepherds

How many syllables make up a Haiku? 17

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