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An East Anglian Themed Literary Quick Quiz:

Devised by Angela Bell

  1. The novel Foxash by Kate Worsley is located near which Essex town?

  2. Who created the fictional detective Atticus Pund?

  3. What does the word ‘jiggered’ mean in Suffolk dialect?  A) drunk   B) amused  C) surprised?

  4. Michael Foreman’s picture book, War Boy, features which Suffolk town?

  5. Which Henry James novella was adapted into an opera by Benjamin Britten?

  6. The Pepperpot Diaries: Stories From My Caribbean Table is a cookbook by which celebrity chef, brought up in Bury St Edmunds?

  7. Which Irish writer, author of Borstal Boy, spent time in the Hollesley Bay Colony?

  8. Which Wetherspoons pub in Lowestoft is named after a 19th century novelist?

  9. Which Aldeburgh resident featured in a BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal by Innocence?

  10. Which summer festival featured poets Luke Wright and Simon Armitage in 2023?

  11.  Which cartoonist is celebrated by a statue in Ipswich town centre?

  12.  Which East Anglian publisher, based near Norwich, is named after a bird which is seldom seen?

Please scroll down for answers!


  1. Manningtree

  2. Anthony Horowitz

  3. C) Surprised

  4. Lowestoft

  5. The Turn of the Screw

  6. Andi Oliver

  7. Brendan Behan

  8. ‘The Joseph Conrad’

  9. Bill Nighy

  10. Latitude

  11. Carl Giles

  12. Bittern Books


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