Gareth Rees
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Bilbo’s song of Eärendil in “The Fellowship of the Ring”
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Were English poets of the sixteenth century aware of the Great Vowel Shift?
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Origin of “Good books are the warehouses of ideas”, attributed to H. G. Wells on commemorative £2 coin?
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What is the libellous meaning of ‘daffy-down-dilly’?
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What is the history of the universe/canon/word-of-god approach to literature?
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Who was Coleridge's "schoolman"?
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Which mystery writer said they picked the murderer only after writing the book?
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Why does Kipling's poem ‘The Three-Decker’ differ between editions?
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What evidence is there for the "recession of accent" theory?
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7 votes
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John Betjeman’s "Suicide on Junction Road Station after Abstention from Evening Communion in North London"
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6 votes
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What is a "dream bomb" in Agatha Christie's "Third Girl"?
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Explain the plot of Georgette Heyer’s ‘Linckes’ Great Case’
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Why does Browning need to be ‘manned by Manning’?
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In "Paradise Lost", how can a fleet of ships "hang in the clouds"?
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What is a ‘tongue-leaved eye-figured Eden tree’?
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What inspired the “lava-lymph” in Elizabeth Browning’s “Aurora Leigh”?
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Who first wrote, “one person’s modus ponens is another’s modus tollens”?
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Who are the “men of the west” who eat clay in “Aurora Leigh”?
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What did Edmund Gosse mean by “servers of pillows to all armholes”?
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What is the “presence” in Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey’?
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What does “men in us” refer to in “Aurora Leigh”?
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Emily Jane Pfeiffer’s “To the Blind Architect of the City of Life”
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Which of Sacchetti’s stories are parodied in "The Ring and the Book"?
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What is the supposed cover story in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"?
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Why does Caponsacchi count his fingers in "The Ring and the Book"?
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Which thriller featured "a machine-gun attack in Park Lane"?
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Why is Romney’s pattern “on his nail” in “Aurora Leigh”?
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What's the significance of “Collegisse juvat” in Aurora Leigh's fan-mail?
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How does “the socket drop them through” in “Aurora Leigh”?
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Why is Aurora Leigh proud of “colonising beehives” in the poem by Elizabeth Browning?