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Fiveowls



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:30 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Mike, thank you: a great and generous idea.  I tried posting my 10 suggestions but am not sure they are on their way.  I submitted them twice but there was no confirmation they had sped towards you.  I've contacted Evie in response to her email to point this out.   Crying or Very sad

Let me know if they haven't reached you.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiveowls, I'm afraid I haven't received your PMs. I have emailed you my email address, so please respond to that!

If anyone else has sent in answers but not heard back from me, then I haven't received them! Put a note on this thread, and I'll email you my email address.

I don't want to publish it on the boards as I get enough junk mail already!

Thanks, Mike



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the winner is...

SandraSeahorse, who correctly identified our two Italian suspects, Italo Calvino at number 2, and Umberto Eco at number 8. Congratulations Sandra - an Amazon Gift Certificate is winging its way to you via email.

To the rest of you, apologies for setting such a tricky challenge - I fear I should have included more clues, but didn't want to make it too easy, or bias it towards the crossword enthusiasts.

Should I do a full reveal now, or do people want further clues, to see if you can get the full set between you?



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Sandra Seahorse.  I managed neither of Mike's Italians, but I enjoyed the challenge and felt the lack of clues gave it some extra zing.  A bit like those scary cryptic crosswords....


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeAlx wrote:
...our two Italian suspects, Italo Calvino at number 2, and Umberto Eco at number 8.

Damnit! I knew the Eco but didn't pick up on the Calvino. It must be an old edition. In fact, they all seemed that way. Are any Robert Harris or Reginald Hill?

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Should I do a full reveal now, or do people want further clues, to see if you can get the full set between you?


Ooh, don't tell us.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stewart wrote:
It must be an old edition. In fact, they all seemed that way

Careful Stewart, you could give me a complex - especially as I have but 10 days left as a thirty-something!  Wink

PS No Hill or Harris. I will think up some further clues.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, meant to say as well: Anais Nin? Delta Of Venus or Little Birds?

The big bright blue one with the yellow D is annoying me, it looks so familiar.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm shocked!  And obviously delighted.  Thank you.

I though the RH was Robert Harris as well.  I'm even more puzzled now.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Sandra!

I only got the Umberto Eco!



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got Eco alright, and the only other one I thought I knew was the D. I thought it might have been 'Dune', by Frank Herbert. But that's a real stab in the dark




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