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Have a go with this amended list, Bernie

Do they know its Christmas
All i want for Christmas is you
Merry Christmas everybody
Lonely this Christmas.
Last Christmas
And thanks to Bee, Christmas alphabet :D
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Will give you it to move on :wink:

Allowing Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' the answer is 5 (or 7 if you count Do They Know It's Christmas 3 times).

Wham and Maria Carey haven't been UK #1 at Christmas - the one you missed was Shaky in 1985 with Merry Christmas Everyone (that one had its release held over from 1984 as the record company realised it would be steamrollered by the Band Aid single).

Over to you Phil

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Ok, thanks Bernie. A nice easy one, which county is Leeds Castle in?
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Kent I believe???
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That's where it is, Bernie, back to you. :D
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The Queen (Liz 2) has overtaken Victoria as our longest reigning monarch but who comes third in that list?
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Have a guess at George 4th, Bernie?
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I believe it is one less than what Phil suggested - George 3rd?
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Over to Philrob for the next one - George III is correct
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Thanks Bill!

How many countries are there now in Africa?
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Has this thread finally been "unfollowed?" The last action on it was a question I posted nine days ago.

Please advise?
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It happens occasionally Phil - if folk don't know they can't answer.

I'll start the ball rolling though by guessing 35?

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I haven't actually, Phil, 17?
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Thanks for the comment Bern.

I will reveal the answer Bern and I suggest you can set a new question as you were the closest!

The answer is actually 54 - es, 54.
48 countries share mainland Africa plus there are six island nations which are part of Africa

If you Google "Countries of Africa" it lists them all according to the region in which they are found.

Over to you Berm!
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OK Phil

DH Lawrence - what does the DH stand for (both names please)?
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Hurray! One I know the answer too; David Herbert
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You do indeed Bee - over to you.
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Thanks Berrnie.
Who is credited with inventing crossword puzzles?
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Was it Charles Darrow....or did he do Monopoly?
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You're right Bern, Charles Darrow did Monopoly...
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Phew! :lol: :lol:
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Ok as we have no takers I assume nobody knows so..... he was a British journalist named Arthur Wynne who emigrated to USA. His father was the editor of a newspaper called the * Mercury. Can anyone guess the city he was born in?
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Liverpool, Bee?
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Yay! Yes Phil he was a Livepool lad; over to you.
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Ta, Bee. I remember reading that fact in the list of Liverpool firsts, which I posted a while back.

A nice easy one for Friday, who wrote Lorna Doone?
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Charles Dickens
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Not him, Phil. :D
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Sir Walter Scott?
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Not him either. Bernie. :D
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I'll go for R L Stephenson then - did Scott do Brigadoon?
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I think he did, Bernie, but it's Robert Louis either. :D
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Having previously been sure it was one of those, I gave up and Googled - at least I now know why I was thinking of RL Stephenson :wink: :lol:

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I didn’t want to answer this question, as we have the book in our bookcase, but as it doesn’t look as though anyone else is going to I will. It was written by R. D. Blackmore.

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