Hidden Books Game 2017 - Answers

Last year thousands of bookworms journeyed with us along Corvus Street, hopped on the Hispaniola Ferry and swung by The Shire to figure out the fiendish clues in our annual Hidden Books Game. And the answers are... *drum roll*

1. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
2. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
3. This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
4. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
5.The Crow Road by Iain Banks
6. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
7. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
8. The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
9. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
10. Matilda by Roald Dahl
11. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
12. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
13. Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence
14. Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
15. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
16. Girl Online by Zoe (Zoella) Sugg
17. The Power by Naomi Alderman
18. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
19. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
20. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

10 booklovers who guessed all 20 clues correctly have won a year’s supply of books –  a massive £250/€250 National Book Tokens gift card:

Caroline P, Tonbridge
Ryan C, Derbyshire
Helen H, Sheffield
Emily B, Surrey
Anne O, Edinburgh
Lucy W, London
Dale Y, Essex
Jasleen N, Berkshire
Nicola W, Wiltshire
Sarah B, Brighton

50 players have also won a £10/€10 National Book Token.


Extra Clue

Players who solved all 20 clues and saved their entry were sent an extra challenge. The correct answer was....

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)

Congratulations to Julie H. from Manchester who has won a £50 National Book Token featuring a special Hidden Books Game design – perfect for stocking up on books to prepare for this year's game.

Until next time, folks!

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