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Old 09-05-2009, 10:36 AM   #1
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4399744.stm

How did you get on?

I'm ashamed to admit, as a huge Dickens fan, that I only got 11 out of 12, and must hang my hand in shame because the question I wrong was the one about the second sentence of "A Tale of Two Cities", which I really should have known, since I've only just finished proof-reading it .
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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7 out of 12. Not too bad for not really knowing the personal history of the man.

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Old 09-05-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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4 out of 12. Not bad for never read anything about him nor from him... (except the tv versions of A Christmas Carol)

(and the one I should have gotten correct, I picked wrong: The amount of ghosts that visit ebeneezer scrooge...)
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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6/12 - not too bad, considering I'm not really a Dickens fan.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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8/12. I really know very little about the life of Dickens.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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9 out of 12 - got the Tale of Two Cities one wrong (never liked that book!), who he outlived and, stupidly, the artist's nickname - misread the question and chose Dickens pen name instead
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:26 PM   #7
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How did you get on?

I'm ashamed to admit, as a huge Dickens fan, that I only got 11 out of 12, and must hang my hand in shame because the question I wrong was the one about the second sentence of "A Tale of Two Cities", which I really should have known, since I've only just finished proof-reading it .
3/12 (Tiny Tim) One of the only questions I did get right was the one you got wrong I've only read "A Tale of Two Cities." At some point, I've seen parts of "Oliver Twist" (I got the cruel man on that one right) and the Ebenezer Scrooge movies.

Strangely enough, I don't feel quite as ashamed as I probably should?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:39 PM   #8
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I won't say! The only Dickens I've read is "A Tale of Two Cities" years ago and which I loved. He is one I keep moving up and down my list. The only reason I'm posting is I thought Harry and other Dickens lovers might be interested in this article I just read this morning...resulting in a move back to the top.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/book...eading-dickens
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #9
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5/12 ... Not too bad considering I've only read The Mystery of Edwin Drood and seen movie adaptations of A Christmas Carol. Although, I have to admit I did get the number of ghosts wrong -- I forgot to include Marley.

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Old 09-05-2009, 07:06 PM   #10
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8 out of 12 - here is proof that luck can skew statistical expectations
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #12
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5 out of 12, oh my!! Will download one of Harry's Dickens ebooks now....
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:25 AM   #13
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9/12!! Who wodda thunk it? I really want to read more of the old guy, but so MANY things to read, so little time to squeeze it all in!!
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5/12, which surprised me, as I've only read a couple of books by Dickens.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #15
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5/12, which surprised me, as I've only read a couple of books by Dickens.
You'd expect to get around about 4 even if you just picked answers at random .
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