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A tale of which cities? Try our literary travel quiz

“This is a lovely place. The little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes near the harbour.” Which popular destination and literary setting is being described?
“Mother died today,” is the unemotional opening of Albert Camus’s novel The Outsider. In which French colonial city is it set?
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“I do not pretend to regret anything I shall leave in _______, except your society, my dearest friend.” Which county is the obnoxious Miss Bingley referring to in this line from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?
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Airstrip One in Oceania, is the fictional setting of which major 20th-century novel
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In Booker prize winner Life of Pi, the eponymous Pi is named after what?
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In Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, the two pairs of identical twins come from which cities?
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“The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. . . . Nobody’d be different.” Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye is talking about which museum?
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In Charles Dickens’s novel, a penniless David Copperfield heads out of London to throw himself on the mercy of his estranged aunt Betsey Trotwood in which coastal town?
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“Hotels are superstitious places. No thirteenth floor or room thirteen, no mirrors on the back of the door you come in through, stuff like that…” Which (in)famous hotel is this quotation about?
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Elena Ferrante’s novel My Brilliant Friend is the first of a quartet set in which city?
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 Khaled Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner is set in which country?
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Kevin Kwan’s novel Crazy Rich Asians, made into a film in 2018, tells of a clash between old and new money in which city?
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“You’ve got a chance to start out all over again. A new place, new people, new sights. A clean slate. See, you can be anything you want with a fresh start.” Where did protagonist Quoyle follow his dreams in 1993 Pulitzer prize-winner The Shipping News by Annie Proulx (pictured)?
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Novels Norwegian Wood, A Wild Sheep Chase and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – all by the same author – unfold in which country?
Best-selling fiction book in the US in 1931 and 1932 was The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck (pictured). Where is it set?
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