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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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What evidence is there for the "recession of accent" theory?

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Why does Kipling's poem ‘The Three-Decker’ differ between editions?

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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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Who first claimed that Blake’s “dark Satanic Mills” referred to the Church of England, and what was their argument?

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John Betjeman’s "Suicide on Junction Road Station after Abstention from Evening Communion in North London"

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What is a "dream bomb" in Agatha Christie's "Third Girl"?

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What is a ‘tongue-leaved eye-figured Eden tree’?

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Why does Browning need to be ‘manned by Manning’?

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What does “Hoti’s business” refer to, in Browning’s ‘A Grammarian’s Funeral’?

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Explain the plot of Georgette Heyer’s ‘Linckes’ Great Case’

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In "Paradise Lost", how can a fleet of ships "hang in the clouds"?

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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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Who are the “men of the west” who eat clay in “Aurora Leigh”?

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What evidence confirmed a late date for Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants”?

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Who first wrote, “one person’s modus ponens is another’s modus tollens”?

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Which thriller featured "a machine-gun attack in Park Lane"?

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Why does Caponsacchi count his fingers 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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Explain the bidding in ‘The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker’

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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 does “men in us” refer to in “Aurora Leigh”?

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What inspired the “lava-lymph” in Elizabeth Browning’s “Aurora Leigh”?