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Find the hidden books competition

(49 Posts)
Elegran Thu 15-Nov-18 12:42:34

National book tokens have launched another "Can you identify these hidden books?" competition. 20 clues, 20 book titles. Prize is a £250 book token.

National book tokens competition

callgirl1 Thu 15-Nov-18 17:28:45

I`ve only managed 5

Wheniwasyourage Thu 15-Nov-18 17:53:37

Thanks, Elegran. I enjoyed it last year, although failing miserably, and will give it another (pathetic) go this year. 5, callgirl1? Well done - I've only got 2 so far, and it's not that I don't read!

Elegran Thu 15-Nov-18 18:33:35

I've got 7. I shall probably stick there.

Parsley3 Thu 15-Nov-18 18:55:18

8 so far and I will have to go back to it. What a good puzzle.

Elegran Thu 15-Nov-18 19:20:53

I've actually reached 13! One is rather obscure (hint, hint) but I had a lightbulb moment. The other seven are quite beyond me at the moment.

Pittcity Thu 15-Nov-18 22:13:11

I've got 13 too.
Any clues?

Parsley3 Thu 15-Nov-18 22:32:43

13 for me so far including the obscure one. Will try again tomorrow.

Elegran Thu 15-Nov-18 23:00:39


Elegran Thu 15-Nov-18 23:04:37

If you enjoy this and want more because you have found them all (grin) the earlier puzzles are on the "More games" page, link at top of page.

Bathsheba Fri 16-Nov-18 11:20:44

Haha, yes I found the obscure one elegran. Only looked at it for a short while yesterday, but will go back to it later. I love this annual puzzle!

KatyK Sun 18-Nov-18 15:33:54

7 here but I won't give up!

Maggiemaybe Sun 18-Nov-18 16:44:08

11 so far. But I'm well and truly stuck now.

Parsley3 Sun 18-Nov-18 16:47:57

I am stuck. Can someone give me a clue about the diving one?

Elegran Sun 18-Nov-18 17:04:28

That is one of the ones I am stuck on too, so I can't give you any clues to it, but I can tell you that I found some of my successes by going to Amazon books and searching under every word connected with the picture that I could think of. When the right book pops up, you get that "Oh of course, why didn't I think of that?" moment.

Parsley3 Sun 18-Nov-18 17:06:55

Thank you, Elegran. I will try that.

KatyK Sun 18-Nov-18 17:07:18

11 now. Can't get the diving one either.

Elegran Sun 18-Nov-18 18:57:28

Neither can I.

Pittcity Sun 18-Nov-18 21:23:18

I've got I allowed to add a spoiler?

notnecessarilywiser Sun 18-Nov-18 22:53:50

Clue for the diving one : where is she going?

Parsley3 Sun 18-Nov-18 23:00:37

I have got it after a few attempts! 4 to go.

Parsley3 Sun 18-Nov-18 23:02:23

Clue: it is a Sunday Times best seller.

Elegran Mon 19-Nov-18 09:09:41

Got it! That sun is neither rising not setting, BTW.

Elrel Mon 19-Nov-18 09:25:54

Good competition but I’m stuck on 8. Very impressed by those on 13. Beginning to wonder what the exact title of Darwin’s book is!!

Elegran Mon 19-Nov-18 09:40:40

I noticed that one of those silhouettes is female. That must be relevant.