Here are the results of my Boxing day literary quiz for 2012, 50 women writers.
1. She lost her earring in the bookshop.
2. Sounds like Barbara took a bit of a drink while trying to unlock the riddle of monarchy.
3. Both nice and good to a fault.
4. It threw its light upon the waters.
5. It's as if she found Richard Burton in Knutsford.
6. Were they homesick for Newfoundland?
7. A rose for the home.
8. Hard times in the family but not at the Priory.
9. Didn't Anita make a fortune out of that hotel?
10. A Ghazzah Street in Jerusalem.
11. They were younger sisters (but not dotty).
12. Beloved pursuit.
13. After Esme disappeared the marriage was over.
14. As the mother said to her daughter, 'The damage they did in Troy was lasting.'
15. What was lost was a little boy.
16. Did Elizabeth really feed an olive to her tortoise?
17. She wrote fondly of Jane but not of Jane.
18. No theory unless based on praxis.
19. It sounds like you might put her in a salad, but please leave out the oranges.
20. It was their custom to march through the middle of the country.
21. No passion left, only solace.
22. Were the saplings in that war on the side of the angels?
23. A real deceiver but one of scarce resources.
24. Could that be a Rubens I saw over at the Tates (and why, by the way, were the two of them fighting)?
25. She kept company with believers.
The winners are: David Grylls with 44 points (out of 50) and Sally Prue with 40. Honour, and book tokens, to both of them. Thanks to those who sent in an entry.