What Book ?

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  1. Rippon

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    Perhaps this should be moved to a Games Forum , I don't know . When some guesses correctly another question can be posed .

    Let's see how good y-o-u are . For some it might be too easy . Tell me what work of fiction this is from .

    "Mind ! I don't mean to say that I know , of my own knowledge , what there is particularly dead about a doornail . I might have been inclined , myself , to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of iron-mongery in the trade . But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile ;and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it , or the country's done for ."

    Hint: It's from the first page . I don't need to tell you that cheating is wrong .:type:
     
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    Washington Irving???

    Mark Twain???

    Rob
     
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    So we have to go from the category of books to authors first ? Was the question in my post that obscure ?

    The author WAS not American . That's two hints for you .
     
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    Oh my - I know that quote....arrgghh!

    Oh, is it from Dicken's Christmas Carol?
     
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    Bingo Roger ! You nailed it ! ( Pun intended ) . Now it's your turn if you'd like to take a stab at it .
     
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    "I was born in the year 1632, in the city of York, of a good family..."

    Hint - first line of the book
     
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    Robinson Crusoe


    "Remember that failure is an event, not a person"



    Hint: The author is Christian
     
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    Yes, it surprised me too :laugh:
     
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