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What do these writers' initials stand for?

A number of well-known writers are usually known by two initials followed by a surname. But what do those initials stand for? Here is a quiz to test what you know.

The authors listed here are all British or Irish, although one was only British by naturalization and two became Americans in later life.

  • Question of

    D H Lawrence

    • Daniel Henry
    • David Herbert
    • Derek Hubert
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    G K Chesterton

    • Gilbert Keith
    • Godfrey Kenneth
    • George Kevin
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    P G Wodehouse

    • Paul Gareth
    • Pelham Grenville
    • Percy Gainsborough
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    W H Auden

    • William Henry
    • Wilbur Horatio
    • Wystan Hugh
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    W B Yeats

    • Walter Barrington
    • Wilfred Baynes
    • William Butler
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    W S Gilbert

    • William Schwenck
    • Wallace Steven
    • Warren Sebastian
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    T S Eliot

    • Trevor Seward
    • Thomas Stearns
    • Theodore Sydney
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    E M Forster

    • Eugene Maurice
    • Edward Morgan
    • Edmund Maxwell
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    A E Housman

    • Alexander Ernest
    • Albert Edgar
    • Alfred Edward
  • Question of

    C S Lewis

    • Yes
    • No
    • Charles Sheldon

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