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Book Comp - WALLS OF BYZANTIUM

Ageing_Gracefully

War Hero
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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.





 

Ageing_Gracefully

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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.
 

janner

MIA
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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
 

Ageing_Gracefully

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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
 

sgtpepperband

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