A must for all Thomas Hardy fans, this is a quiz book designed to test the readers' knowledge of their favourite books, compiled by literary detective John Sutherland, well-known for his series of literary puzzle books
Ideal for reading groups,schoolchildren, participants in the BBC Big Read, viewers of classic novel TV adaptations, quiz-lovers
The questions are graduated in a series of four tests, moving from straightforward factual questions to more difficult ones requiring close reading, to interpretation and speculation, suitable for readers at all levels
The questions are ingenious and fun, and the answers (at the back), in Sutherland's inimitable style, are fascinating. Completing the book guarantees a hugely improved knowledge and appreciation of Hardy.
Amusing marking system ('100: write your own book...Under 10:you are, in Austenite terms, the weakest link') invites reader participation