Archive for March 10, 2009


Posted: March 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

Thanks to everyone who took part in this quiz. I always learn something new when the “super brains” of my visitors get working on my questions.

I am keeping tally of the score and there will be only eight more monthly questions in this quiz marathon so don’t be shy you can still enter in the next few months and have a chance of winning. The main contenders at present come from Australia, Denmark, Scotland, Wales and the USA.

Who and what were connected  with:

1) Kelmscott Manor- William Morris and textiles or the pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and poetry.

2) Greenway- Agatha Christie and crime fiction.

3) Hughenden Manor- Benjamin Disraeli: politics and novels.

4) Lacock Abbey- William Fox Talbot and early photography.

Thanks for all the fascinating extra information I got about Ela, Countess of Salisbury, and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, plus the film buffs who told me Harry Potter and The Other Boleyn Girl were filmed at Lacock Abbey.

I shall have to make the questions more difficult. 

I parked at the intersection of Kurfurstendamm and Joachimsthaler Strasse, Known as ‘Grunfeld Corner’ because of the department store of the same name which occupies it. 

When Grunfeld, a Jew, still owned his store, they used to serve free lemonade at the Fountain in the basement. But since the State dispossessed him, as it has with all the Jews who owned big stores, like Wertheim, Hermann Teitz and Israel, the days of free lemonade have gone.

If that weren’t bad enough, the lemonade you now pay for and once got free doesn’t taste half as good, and you don’t have to have the sharpest taste-buds in the world to realize that they’re cutting down on the sugar. 
Just like they’re cheating on everything else.

From the Bernie Gunther novel March Violets set in Berlin 1936 by Philip Kerr