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islasmum | 21:56 Fri 28th Dec 2018 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Can anyone help me with Q9 please?
Nick Dennison reviewed Britain by the Book by Oliver Tearle in May. Which two giants of English letters once attended a New Year's Eve party dressed as polar bears? Was it
A. J.R.R.Tolkein and C.S Lewis
B. Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh
C.Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

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C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It wasn’t a fancy-dress party. According to Humphrey Carpenter in his biography of Tolkien, Tolkien went to a New Year’s party in the 1930s as a polar bear, wearing a sheepskin with his face painted white. Neil Heims, in a recent book on Tolkien, lists Lewis as his fellow party guest,...
21:58 Fri 28th Dec 2018
C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien once went to a party dressed as polar bears. It wasn’t a fancy-dress party. According to Humphrey Carpenter in his biography of Tolkien, Tolkien went to a New Year’s party in the 1930s as a polar bear, wearing a sheepskin with his face painted white. Neil Heims, in a recent book on Tolkien, lists Lewis as his fellow party guest, similarly attired in ursine costume. Certainly, the eccentric sense of humour of the two writers is well known: according to Carpenter, Tolkien was also known to dress up as an axe-wielding Anglo-Saxon warrior and chase his bewildered neighbour down the road.
Ooops too late, sorry Mamya
That's fine, glad we agree Cap'n.
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Thanks very much Mamylynne and Captain.

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