Anne here, posting another quiz for you, one with a small difference. Here I'm quizzing you on a book you haven't yet read — The Winter Bride, which comes out on April 1st. Perhaps a handful of people have read it — reviewers and people like that. So it's not testing knowledge as such — it's not testing anything. It's just for a bit of fun, guessing at the answers.
Don't worry, there are no spoilers here; the questions relate to minor occurrences, and are more about the characters, who some readers will have met in the previous book, The Autumn Bride. It's intended to give you a little taste of the book to come, something a bit different from an excerpt or a blurb.
So here it is, a fun little quiz on a book you haven't read. Make a note of your answers, check them on the link at the bottom and come back and tell us how you went, and whether you enjoyed it or hated doing a quiz on something you can't know. I'll be giving a copy of The Winter Bride to someone who leaves a comment.
1) Max asks Freddy to keep an eye on Lady Beatrice and the three girls because:
a) Freddy is a reliable chaperone
b) Freddy wants to get closer to the girls
c) Max doesn't trust his aunt to behave herself
d) Max thinks the girls are in danger
2) Lady Beatrice's favorite form of exercise is:
a) riding in a carriage
b) being read to
c) gossiping with friends
d) all of the above
3) Lady Beatrice says:
a) "A lady should never keep a man waiting."
b) "Punctuality is a virtue."
c) "Punctuality is quite unnecessary."
d) "It is good for men to be kept waiting."
4) Freddy attends Lady Beatrice's literary society because:
a) Max made him promise to go
b) there's nothing else interesting on
c) it's a good place to meet women
d) he adores poetry and good literature
5) Damaris grew up in:
6) Freddy says muffins:
a) are food for the lower classes
b) make a delicious snack
c) are the perfect breakfast food
d) follow him around and are a dratted nuisance
7) Damaris needs money. Freddy thinks it's because:
a) she's a spendthrift
b) she's got gambling debts
c) she's being blackmailed
d) she buys too many hats
8) Freddy knows his valet is displeased with him when:
a) he serves Freddy tea that is cold
b) he sniffs meaningfully and often
c) Freddy's shirts are presented with a crease in the wrong place
d) he whistles loud and long
9) When Freddy and Flynn first meet
a) Freddy is impressed with Flynn's sartorial elegance
b) Freddy admires Flynn's earring
c) Flynn is impressed with Freddy's sartorial elegance
d) None of the above
10) Freddy teaches Damaris to drive a carriage because:
a) he has entered her in a ladies' race.
b) he wants to get her alone.
c) he plans to kidnap her.
d) he thinks scaring her will make her feel better.
11) Lady Beatrice's beloved half sister Griselda is:
a) living in Venice
b) a terrible woman
c) completely imaginary
d) a very rich woman
12) Freddy claims the novel Pride and Prejudice is a horror story because
a) it's all about girls catching a husband
b) every single man in it ends up married
c) it gives him nightmares
d) all of the above
Now you have guessed the answers, click here and find out the results. Then come back and tell us how you went. Did you have fun with this, or was it annoying to be quizzed on a book you can't yet have read? (Be honest, I won't mind.) I'll be giving a copy of The Winter Bride to someone who leaves a comment.