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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#21 Post by Octavious » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:43 pm

Is she known for her written work?
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#22 Post by DougJoe » Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:10 pm

Octavious wrote:
Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:43 pm
Is she known for her written work?
9. Yes.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#23 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:45 am

Did she publish under a pen name?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#24 Post by DougJoe » Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:41 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:45 am
Did she publish under a pen name?
10. No

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#25 Post by Szpoti » Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:39 pm

She mainly wrote what could be regarded as poetry?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#26 Post by DougJoe » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:20 pm

Szpoti wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:39 pm
She mainly wrote what could be regarded as poetry?
11. No.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#27 Post by Doom427 » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:30 pm

Is it Jane Austen?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#28 Post by Hamish » Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:41 pm

Doom427 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:30 pm
Is it Jane Austen?
Don't think she held an aristocratic title, did she?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#29 Post by Kakarroto » Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:49 pm

1. Real dead
2. didn't die in the last 100 years
3. not owned a stone named Peni
4. Never been a citizen to the USA&Canada region
5. married (to at least one man, I suppose?)
6. aristocratic title (but meaning for governing power is confusing)
7. Alive after 01.02.1600
8. native english speaker
9. known for her written work
10. didn't publish under pen name
11. not mainly poetry

Welp, that isn't exactly my field of expertise. I suggest though to focus on the time in one of the next questions, since 1600-1921 should cover a lot of different writer (and she might've been born earlier too, maybe she had her 80th birthday in 1600 or something). I let someone who knows more about english-languaged literature of that time decide where to cut the time, since I probably would ask something like before or after 1800 and someone more knowledgeable might find a better date (also, if it's better to ask if she was alive or dead at that time might make a difference).

She should be British, maybe Irish (with a very low chance of her being Australian or from New Zealand, since those lands had not many aristocrats I believe), right? <---that's a question for the people, not the GM, so please don't count this for the 20 questions.

Also come to think about it, some british royals in that timeframe were dutch/german and learned english later in their life (if they did), so other high aristocratic people might fall in the same category, so maybe it's better to focus on lower grade nobles ...

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#30 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:06 pm

The number of female writers over 80 in Australia in the 1600s was pretty low.
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#31 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:07 pm

Was she from the British Isles?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#32 Post by DougJoe » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:15 pm

Doom427 wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:30 pm
Is it Jane Austen?
Nope, not Jane Austen.
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:07 pm
Was she from the British Isles?
12. Yes.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#33 Post by Jamiet99uk » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:37 pm

Did her husband have a knighthood?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#34 Post by DougJoe » Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:46 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:37 pm
Did her husband have a knighthood?
13. No.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#35 Post by Octavious » Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:37 pm

DougJoe wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:46 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:37 pm
Did her husband have a knighthood?
13. No.
Her husband doesn't have a knighthood and it's not Jane Austin?

Then the only person it could possibly be is Hilary Mantel or the Queen Mother, and I don't think the Queen Mother's passion for writing erotic literature is widely known...

Is it Hilary Mantel?
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#36 Post by JECE » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:17 pm

Octavious wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:37 pm
DougJoe wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:46 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:37 pm
Did her husband have a knighthood?
13. No.
Her husband doesn't have a knighthood and it's not Jane Austin?

Then the only person it could possibly be is Hilary Mantel or the Queen Mother, and I don't think the Queen Mother's passion for writing erotic literature is widely known...

Is it Hilary Mantel?
September 2022 was less than 100 years ago . . .
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#37 Post by Octavious » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:26 pm

True, I missed that one
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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#38 Post by DougJoe » Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:54 pm

JECE wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:17 pm
Octavious wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 8:37 pm
DougJoe wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:46 pm
13. No.
Her husband doesn't have a knighthood and it's not Jane Austin?

Then the only person it could possibly be is Hilary Mantel or the Queen Mother, and I don't think the Queen Mother's passion for writing erotic literature is widely known...

Is it Hilary Mantel?
September 2022 was less than 100 years ago . . .
Octavious wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:26 pm
True, I missed that one
Nope, not Hilary Mantel.

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#39 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:00 am

DougJoe wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:46 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Nov 14, 2022 6:37 pm
Did her husband have a knighthood?
13. No.
Ok so this is interesting - both this person and her husband were born into aristocratic roles.

This pair of toffs... who are they?

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Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

#40 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:01 am

Was her written work primarily fiction?

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