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PostPosted:Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:49 am
by Tallscot
In that case, it's Julian Fellowes. I didn't know he was a peer.

PostPosted:Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:29 pm
by wildrover
Yep - he was made a peer in 2011. He is married to a lady-in-waiting to one of the royals after all.

PostPosted:Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:27 pm
by Tallscot
Which word, meaning a time limit, originated during the American Civil War as a term for a distance beyond which an escaping prisoner would be shot?

PostPosted:Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:35 pm
by Tallscot
Anyone fancy a guess before I wrap this one up?

PostPosted:Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:51 am
by wildrover
I was waiting to see if anyone else wanted a go - it must be deadline. It's a fascinating derivation.

PostPosted:Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:19 pm
by Tallscot
Deadline it is.

PostPosted:Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:35 am
by wildrover
When this building was completed a few years ago it was the second tallest building in the world. In which city is it?


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PostPosted:Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:35 pm
by Buzzie
My instinct is to say Shanghai, however there are a couple of other possibilities nagging me

PostPosted:Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:33 pm
by wildrover
Right corner of the world but still a little over a thousand miles away..

PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:33 pm
by Tallscot
Seoul?

PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:24 pm
by Buzzie
It's definitely in China but can't for the life of me think of any cities! It's not Beijing, does it being with Q?

PostPosted:Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:07 pm
by wildrover
It is in China and is named after the former name of the city in which it is located. It has been a major port for hundreds of years and was captured and occupied by the British in the Opium Wars. A language and a well known cooking style are named after the former name of the city.

PostPosted:Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:15 pm
by Tallscot
Canton, although I have no idea of the current name?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:24 pm
by wildrover
Correct, it's now Guangzhou located in the south about 50 miles from Hong Kong.

PostPosted:Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:56 pm
by Tallscot
Which singer had solo albums called Toltec and Lost Tapes of Opio?