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Make a date

Meet your match

Are you a quiet, bookish type looking for romance? Ever wondered who your famous perfect partner could be? Look no further - publisher Penguin is launching a dating website for literary types to find fellow bookworms. Take the quiz to find your own famous match.

Bookshelf

1.) Proud and prejudiced?

Jane Austen is a favourite for many women but which novel would you choose to be paired up with a former Tory MP?

BBC adaptation of Mansfield Park
  1. Mansfield Park
  2. Sense and Sensibility
  3. Emma

2.) Bodice ripper

Women love the passionate Mr Rochester, but a fondness for which Victorian novel would pair you with journalist Toby Young?

Great Expectations
  1. Great Expectations
  2. Jane Eyre
  3. David Copperfield

3.) Lovers leap

Lovelorn ladies hoping for an athletic man: which ripping yarn would strike Olympic gold?

JRR Tolkein
  1. Lord Of The Rings
  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

4.) Literary goddess?

Men are also invited to join the dating service, so which of these classic titles might win you a date with a glamorous chef?

Vanity Fair
  1. Vanity Fair
  2. David Copperfield
  3. Jude the Obscure

5.) Legally blonde

Which choice of book might win you the attentions of a famous human rights advocate?

Man reading
  1. The Trial
  2. To Kill A Mocking Bird
  3. 100 Years of Solitude

Answers

  1. Emma is Michael Portillo's favourite book. Had you chosen Mansfield Park, you could stand the chance of striking up a beautiful friendship with a current Tory MP - Michael Gove.
  2. David Copperfield is Toby Young's favourite book.
  3. Lord of the Rings is triple jump champion Jonathan Edwards' favourite book. Footballers David James and Robert Green chose the other titles.
  4. Nigella Lawson is a fan of David Copperfield. Had you chosen Vanity Fair you could have caught the eye of author Kathy Lette.
  5. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, lists Harper Lee's bestseller as her favourite.

Your Score

0 - 1 : Bonjour Tristesse

2 - 3 : Love in a Cold Climate

4 - 5 : Eros Unbound




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