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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #11461
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1. Harold Bloom?

7. Queen Victoria?
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You're correct. That should give you the speaker's name.

This is a tricky one, as the "lady writer" isn't hugely famous. But famous enough to have visited New Zealand for a writers and readers festival, where I heard her speak.

The next line of the song helps identify her.
8. The next line is "Virgin Mary something something something...". So is the writer Mary someone? Mary Stewart?

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No, but you do have the correct countries!
5. George Bush about Tony Blair?
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #11463
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1. Harold Bloom?

7. Queen Victoria?
Not Harold Bloom (who isn't English ).

Yes! Queen Victoria is correct. As she always was, of course.

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8. The next line is "Virgin Mary something something something...". So is the writer Mary someone? Mary Stewart?
The line is "Talking 'bout the Virgin Mary", which is a topic she's written on (she's a writer of non-fiction as well as a novelist). She's quite a bit younger than Mary Stewart, but older than I.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #11465
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Very, very close.
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Getting colder. The man concerned was of the generation of your earlier suggestions.

Also, Branagh isn't English.
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1. Well, I'd next guess Barrymore, but he's not a Brit either ...
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1. Olivier?
Yes, indeed. The other mid-20th century acting knight.

Another point to you, Pooh.
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