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A bookshop will be dishing out tea and scones, when it stages an evening quiz to mark World Book Night later this month.

Waterstones, in Norfolk Street, will be dishing out tea and scones to those taking part in the special competition on Monday, April 23.

'World Book Night really caught on last year, right across the country, with public events and television coverage to inspire reading,' said store manager Val Browning.

'This year we'll be going one better, not only giving away some brilliant books but also holding a free to enter quiz in the shop.

'The quiz gets going at 6pm so we thought it a good idea to give away tea and scones as well. Everyone's welcome, we'll be staying open until 7pm.'


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The shop will also have a selection of favourite titles ready to hand out free of charge, on a first come, first served basis to encourage people to read more.

They include Bill Bryson's laugh-out-loud Notes from a Small Country, Maggie O'Farrell's The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and especially for Scandinavian crime novel fans John Ajvide Lindqvist's Let the Right One In.

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Waterstones has released a sample question to get the quiz minds working: Which 1960s film idol was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde?

No, the answer isn't Clark Gable, or even Vivien Leigh.

Actor John Challis, Boycie from TV's popular Only Fools and Horses, will also be heading to the shop.

He will be signing copies of his self-published autobiography, Being Boycie, at the town's Waterstones book store on April 20.

The actor, who also stars in The Green Green Grass, already has a connection to the town thanks to local book company MPG Biddles, which Mr Challis chose to create his book.

He is due to arrive at Waterstones, Norfolk Street, at 11am.

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