This was obviously a tough one from our team of literary buffs. Even the winner of our quiz, Olwyn Bailey who receives the £20 gift voucher, managed correct answers to only 37 of our 40 posers.

As the team wander off to read up for next year’s quiz, here is the full list of answers for you to check off:

  1. Black Dog Stephen Booth
  2. Parade’s End Ford Madox Ford
  3. War of the Worlds HG Wells
  4. The Book Thief Markus Zusak
  5. A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
  6. Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
  7. Winter in Madrid C J Sansom
  8. The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald
  9. The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
  10. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
  11. The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas
  12. The Thirty-nine Steps John Buchan
  13. Birdsong Sebastian Faulks
  14. Echoes Maeve Binchy
  15. Northern Lights Philip Pullman
  16. Far from the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
  17. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larson
  18. War Horse Michael Morpurgo
  19. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
  20. To kill a mocking bird Harper Lee
  21. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  22. Lord of the Flies William Golding
  23. The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
  24. Wildfire Anne Cleves
  25. Labyrinth Kate Mosse
  26. A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
  27. Love in a Cold Climate Nancy Mitford
  28. A Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
  29. A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway
  30. Cold Mountain Charles Frazier
  31. Catch 22 Joseph Heller
  32. Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  33. The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
  34. The Miniaturist Jessie Burton
  35. Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
  36. Testament of Youth Vera Brittain
  37. The Satanic Verses Salman Rushdie
  38. Brighton Rock Graham Green
  39. The Life of Pi Yann Martel
  40. Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro