19 Oct 2011

booksellers favourite 'asked-fors'

All booksellers and librarians have their favourite 'asked-fors' — requests from members of the public for a particular book. See if you can guess the proper titles of these literary classics. Scroll down for the answers.

Dining out in Paris and London
1. The Odd Sea

2. Oranges and Peaches

3. 100 Years of Playing Solitaire

4. The Brothers Carry Them Off

5. Ann in Spectacles

6. Sergeant Bilko’s Banjo

7. Honour Road

8. The Great Gas Bill

9. Dr Wells Fargo

10. Anna, Karen and Edna

11. Donkey Oats

12. James Joyce is Useless


Down and out in Paris and London (Orwell)

1. The Odyssey (Homer)

2. The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

4. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

5. An Inspector Calls (J B Priestley)

6. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (Louis de Bernières)

7. On the Road (Jack Kerouac)

8. The Great Gatsby  (F Scott Fitzgerald)

9. Dr Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)

10. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)

11. Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

12. James Joyce’s Ulysses