Book Comp - WALLS OF BYZANTIUM

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  1. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Set in the hey-day of Venice when the Republic of Venice ruled over half the Mediterranean this novel journeys through the tempestuous times of the 15th Century when Christianity was pitted against Islam. Cracking novel for your summer reading, the review can be found by clicking the logo below.

    Competition can be entered on the Survey Monkey form which can be found by clicking here.

    The competition will run until Sunday 18th August.



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  2. As I'm on a roll :)
     
  3. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    Entered in :)
     
  4. Entered it
     
  5. So have I just now
     
  6. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    You are all doing very well on Qs 1 & 3 but on Q2 74% have come up with the wrong answer. Wikipedia can be confusing and you have to ask it the correct question to arrive at the correct answer!

    If you want to have a chance of winning, have a look again and try to re-do the competition, if you can.
     
  7. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    Suppose I better have a second shot :p
     
  8. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I'm in, I left it until after Wrecks this week so that he couldn't copy my answers like he did in the last competition
     
  9. You got question 2 wrong btw.
     
  10. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Winners & answers : Walls of byzantium

    The winners of this book are:

    SJRM_RN
    shiny_arrse
    naked_mole_rat
    Miner


    Emails have gone to them for their details so I can get the book forwarded from the publisher.

    Answers:

    Q1 - The Varangian Guards were mainly : Vikings

    Q2 - The considered original name for Istanbul was : Lygos (not Byzantium which came much later)

    Q3 - Symbol of the Rep of Venice is: The Winged Lion
     
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  11. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Well done, Jimbo. But I must warn you that this book has words and shit - no colouring in required... :shock: :wink:
     
  12. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Do it. But make sure you keep the money. And the [imaginary] book as well...
     

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