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. Who was the deputy leader of the Labour party from 1976 to 1980?

  2. According to the title of a 1961 William Burroughs novel, what kind of machine is the human body?

  3. What was the title of David Bowie’s 1973 album of cover versions?

  4. The Boot Hill museum of the Old West is in which former frontier town in Kansas?

  5. In a campaign speech on 9 September 2016, what three-word phrase did Hillary Clinton use, perhaps unwisely, about Trump supporters?

  6. In military parlance, what does the B in FOB stand for?

  7. The name of which tennis shot derives from the French for “flight”?

  8. What’s the theme song of the TV show Peaky Blinders?

  9. Which foodstuff is named after the Staffordshire village where it was originally made by Crosse & Blackwell?

  10. What kind of vessels were the Robert E Lee and the Natchez, which took part in a celebrated race on the Mississippi in 1870?

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

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