All the answers here are linked in some way. Once you’ve spotted the connection, any you didn’t know the first time around should become easier.

  1. Which Dickens-based novel by Barbara Kingsolver won the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction?

  2. Which island group, roughly 230 miles south of Cuba, is the most populous British Overseas Territory?

  3. The Reverend T Lawrence Shannon is the main character in which play by Tennessee Williams?

  4. The Shredder is the chief adversary of which crime-fighting New York brothers?

  5. Which brand of beer was co-founded by Karan Bilimoria — later the first Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords?

  6. Which TV character was variously a lord, a butler and a soldier?

  7. What’s the first animal to speak in the King James Bible?

  8. Which type of footwear gave Jimmy Nail a top ten hit in 1994?

  9. The musical Spamalot is based on which film?

  10. In gambling dice games, what’s the nickname for double one?

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James Walton is co-host of “The Booker Prize Podcast”

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