The Friday Question: 25 May 2012: Simplified

Yesterday I asked for the one word that linked the three books below:











Looks like I managed to get one past all of you. Perhaps, in my zeal to provide you with unGoogleable questions, I came up with one that was too hard. So I’ll make it easier, as I promised I would.

Here’s a fourth member of the set:











What one word, of eight letters, capitalised, connects the four?

I shall wait till next Friday before giving you the answer. Unless, of course, someone gets it earlier.

2 thoughts on “The Friday Question: 25 May 2012: Simplified”

  1. Ok so I’m almost sure I’ve cracked it.
    In each of these books the protagonist goes by a quintessentially English name “Algernon”.
    In Enid Byton’s five find outer, its Frederic Algernon Troteville;
    Algernon Montgomery Lacey or Algy is Biggles’ cousin;
    Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of being Earnest features Algernon Moncrieff, an idle young gentleman and finally,
    Greybeard, was born Algernon Timberlane.
    There you have it.

  2. Didn’t think I needed to say it, but @Viki is right. Algernon. That’s the answer I was looking for.

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