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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New year Quiz


Over the Christmas hols, my wife crept up on me and took this photo of a book I was obviously enjoying.  A gigantic prize awaits the lucky reader who correctly guesses the title of the Book!!  And no -- it is NOT "Alice in Wonderland" or the Holy Bible.

11 comments:

TonyH said...

Well, I've been reading Anthony Horowitz's new Sherlock Holmes novel, "The House of Silk", so I would deduce, Watson, from the evidence of your recent Posts, that you have been enthralled by the gripping adventures of Our Hero, MPP, within his new book, "Stonehenge: Exploring the Greatest Stone Age Mystery"?

BRIAN JOHN said...

Correct! How did you guess?!! I shall buy you a drink next time you are down this way. Personally, I just love a bit of rollicking fiction over the festive season.... don't we all?

Anonymous said...

Gathering Time?
PeteG

Phil M said...

I believe that Tony was once a librarian of distinction, thus giving him an advantage. I therefore claim that there is, at the least, some form of collusion, dullsgugery, funfair practice taking place to ensure the prize isn't won by the poor people following this blog.
Can I have your slippers, please?

BRIAN JOHN said...

Yes, I have to hold my hands up and admit that Tony had an unfair advantage, having coincided with me a long time ago in Durham University. He therefore reads my mind in a manner which is not possible for normal human beings. So to avoid disgruntlement, I hereby declare that the competition is null and void, and that any poor blogger who turns up on my doorstep will get a free drink out of me, the nature of which will depend upon the time of day. Coffee at 11 am and tea at 4 pm. Can't be fairer than that...

BRIAN JOHN said...

PS. No, I am very fond of my slippers.

Anonymous said...

Fraggle Rock?

Jim

chris johnson said...

Given your recent interest in MPPs writing I did guess correctly at the book you were reading, but then I thought I am happy to buy you a beer in any case - and for that matter anybody who contributes to this blog.

Now I see the prize is reduced to coffee or tea at fixed times, but never mind. It would be a pleasure to meet and if thirsty, drink from one of the numerous healing springs in your vicinity.

Happy New Year!

BRIAN JOHN said...

Never fear, Chris. I can rise to a beer if such a cooling draught is needed -- I am rolling in filthy lucre at the moment, having sold another 50 copies of "The Bluestone Enigma" to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre..... maybe there are people out there who are having a good giggle at the contents of that tome too!

Jon Morris said...

Yes, could have done with a cup of tea and I would have guessed correctly! Shame you weren't around when I was in town way back when.

I rather enjoyed MPP's book! There's a vague possibility that I'm biased though (and I have to admit that I skim-read the parts about the transport theory)

TonyH said...

Actually, I recognised MPP's book on your lap. And .... is that my pencil you've borrowed to mark your exclamation marks and **?* in the book's margins? (Only joking, Mike.)

Seriously though, it would be fascinating to know how archaeologists in, say, 50 years time, rate in retrospect MPP's 2012
book and its hypotheses. I suspect Mike is really a last-generation hippy who just wants everyone to believe that the proto-Welsh and the proto-English actually got on like a hillside on fire and consequently ended up indulging in mega-barbeques at the least provocation. Come to think of it, it may well have been during the Neolithic that the first well-behaved QUEUE was formed, perhaps at Durrington Walls.