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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 What comes in between Table Manners and Living Together?

2 What novel, the first of three books featuring Frederica Potter and her circle, describes the staging of a verse play, Astraea, to celebrate the accession of Elizabeth II?

3 What novel of 1978 concerns a young family's concealment of their mother's death?

4 When the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, and the musk of the rose is blown - who is asked to do what?

5 In Atlantic City, a late-night talk-show host gets embroiled in his brother's schemes to get rich quick and escape to a Pacific Island: what's the film?

6 What work of Arabian erotology gave its name to a piece of music by Kaikhosru Sorabji, and a cult-hippy radio programme presented by the young John Peel?

ANSWERS:

1 Round and Round the Garden, the middle play in Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy The Norman Conquests. 2 AS Byatt's The Virgin in the Garden (1978; it was followed by Still Life and Babel Tower). 3 The Cement Garden, by Ian McEwan. 4 Maud is asked to come into the garden, in the most memorable part of Tennyson's long poem "Maud". 5 Bob Rafelson's The King of Marvin Gardens (1972). 6 The Perfumed Garden.

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