A note on the final page of this charming quiz book reads "All of these questions, excepting the 500th and last, have been asked in John O'London's Weekly". The final question in the book refers to itself, the answer being "a book devised by Alan Dent".
After her death, Hamish Hamilton commissioned Dent to write his Vivien Leigh: A Bouquet (1969), in which he remarked: "I thought the world of Vivien Leigh as a friend, and I think the world a much dimmer and duller place in her absence" (p.14).
In the same book, he quotes the letter Vivien wrote thanking him for this gift: "That is really the most splendiferous little book. I am completely enchanted with it and bursting with admiration of you [...] I won't tell you what our marks were. But we were highly delighted to pass muster - and that in spite of the fact that Larry though Red Russule, Scarlet Cap, The Slayer and Stinkhorn were names of rustics in Thomas Hardy! I nearly gave him one mark because I laughed so much..." (ibid., p.19).
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