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London's Cemeteries Competition

Last week's competition to win copies of Darren Beach's London's Cemeteries has proved to be something of  a challenge. Happily, we do have two winners. They have been notified and their copies of London's Cemeteries (pictured) are winging their way to them. 
This week, I have been speaking with Darren, who has been telling me all about his interest in cemeteries and the inspiration behind his book. I'll be featuring the interview with him on this blog next week.

The correct answers to last week's competition are:

Q1. Which of Beatrix Potter's great literary characters is said to have been inspired by a memorial in Brompton Cemetery? 
Answer: Squirrel Nutkin - it is believed that the memorial below inspired Beatrix Potter to choose the name. As we discovered on visits to the cemetery, squirrels are rife in Brompton Cemetery, along with birds, foxes, and other wildlife.

Q2. Name the sugar merchant, philanthropist and founder of one of London's most famous art galleries, buried in West Norwood Cemetery? 
Answer: Sir Henry Tate. 
For your chance to win a copy of the book in this week's competition, just answer the following two questions:

Q1.  In 1999, Time magazine named this person as one of the top 100 most important people of the 20th Century.  She was a leader of the British suffragette movement.  What were her first and second names (correct spelling please)?  

Q2.  Buried in Highgate Cemetery, what was the pen name of the celebrated novelist Mary Ann Cross?  

How to Enter and Competition Rules
  • entries by no later than midnight on Wednesday 5 June 2013
  • email your entries to: with heading: 'Pocket guide competition'
  • entrants should provide full contact information including full postal address and at least one telephone number
  • only one entry per week per person/email address
  • each entrant can only win the competition once and win one book
  • winning entries will be drawn each week and the winners notified
  • judges decision is final
  • the prizes will be sent to the winners by post as soon as possible
  • the answers to each set of two questions will be published in the blog on the following Friday


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