North & South - - The Good Life ? / Puzzles -

1. Tom Wolfe ( The Bon­fire of the Van­i­ties) died on 14 May, aged 88; Philip Roth ( Port­noy’s Com­plaint) died eight days later aged 85. 2. She is the first Abo­rig­i­nal woman to be elected to Aus­tralia’s House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. 3. Ro­ma­nia. 4. Law. He went on to be­come a KGB in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer. 5. El­ton John. 6. Kiri Te Kanawa. 7. It would cause you some dis­com­fort; de­mo­pho­bia is fear of crowds. 8. The marathon cov­ers 42.195km; the half-marathon 21.1km. 9. Giuseppe Verdi. It is from the 1842 opera Nabucco. 10. Re­pair, re­place or re­fund. 11. J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. 12. Sylvia Plath.

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