THE PLOT THICKENS

Have you ever noticed how otherwise unremarkable signs sometimes precis, characterise, or remind you of works of literature? 

Of course you have. 

See if you can match the following examples found around Broughton to various kinds of poem, short story, drama, or novel. All but one began life in print. All but one have  appeared as film or television. 

Initial clues to the titles (in italics) and authors appear below each image.

No local knowledge is required.

Answers at the foot of this page on 1 January.

If you've notied other examples, please let us know.

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1. D in the H, by R G

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2. N E-F, by G O

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3. T of the D, by T H

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4. A H W in J, by R H

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5. T T S S, by J L C

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6. P L, by J M

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7. The D of the T, by J W

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8. H T, by C D

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9. L B M, by T B

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10. R of the L A, by L K and G L

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11. K S M, by H R H

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12. H V, by W S

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13. The F P, by A C D

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14. A the G, by R G and A U

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15. The H and O D, by D S

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16. F H, by J C

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17. I,  by D A

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SOLUTIONS

  1. Doctor in the House, by Richard Gordon
  2. Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
  3. Tess of the d’Urbevilles, by Thomas Hardy
  4. A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes
  5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John Le Carré
  6. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  7. The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham
  8. Hard Times, by Charles Dickens
  9. Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
  10. Raiders of the Lost Ark, by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas
  11. King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard
  12. Henry V, by William Shakespeare
  13. The Final Problem, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. Asterix the Gaul, by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
  15. The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith
  16. Fanny Hill, by John Cleland
  17. Inferno, by Dante Alighieri

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