Hidden Books Game 2021 - Answers & Winners


In 2021, thousands of bookworms visited our virtual high street to search for the 20 book titles in our annual Hidden Books Game. We're delighted to reveal the answers alongside our friends at Bookshop.org.

*drum roll*


1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
4. Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
5. Fingersmith by Sarah Walters
6. The Time Machine by H.G Wells
7. Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
8. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
9. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
10. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
11. The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley
12. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
13. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
14. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
16. The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
17. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
18. Still Life by Sarah Winman or Still Life by Val McDermid
19. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon


Congratulations to Stephen Prentice who guessed all 20 clues correctly and has won a £500/€500 National Book Tokens gift card to take on a bookshop shopping spree! 

10 players have also won a £150/€150 National Book Token each:

Ioanna Christidis
Carys Vickers
Anna Sewell
Jackie Donald
Lauren Baxter
Heather Stroud
P A Rodger
Fiona Holland
Adrienne Jolly
Ann Payne

Thank you to everyone who played!


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