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Did anyone have Kit Williams' Masquerade as a kid?

(15 Posts)
MinaLoy Mon 13-Jul-09 17:55:11

Excitingly, there is going to be a Radio Four documentary about it tomorrow! At 11.30am. Looking at the Wikipedia article took me right back...

Masquerade on Wikipedia

Itsjustafleshwound Mon 13-Jul-09 18:06:07


I wasn't living in England but it sounded so exotic ....

MinaLoy Mon 13-Jul-09 18:07:06

Ah, neither were we - I remember a snowy scene that had us agog.

LupusinaLlamasuit Mon 13-Jul-09 18:07:32

Yes. I was convinced I was going to find the gold rabbit. I got bored after a couple of weeks. Did anyone, in the end? Or was it all an elaborate hoax?

poppy34 Mon 13-Jul-09 18:07:54

Yes - will try and record it. Have taken me back to

Lulumama Mon 13-Jul-09 18:09:25

wow!! my auntie and uncle had a copy of the book, i remember spending hours poring over it.. i might try and get hold of a was mesmerising

VietnameseCobbler Mon 13-Jul-09 18:10:18

all the droopy artistic girls had it.
Elizabeth O toole etc

Jux Mon 13-Jul-09 18:10:59

I was given it as a present but I was an adult. Didn't try to do anything about it (far too busy getting pissed etc).

MinaLoy Mon 13-Jul-09 18:12:36

Just refreshing my memory on Wikipedia and it turns out someone "solved" it - but cheated! Williams' ex-girlfriend's gardener's next-door-neighbour or summat. And then two teachers actually did work it out cleverly. That's as far as I was able to read before childers summoned me........

VietnameseCobbler Mon 13-Jul-09 18:14:01

acc to wikipedia it all got a bit sordid in the end

moondog Mon 13-Jul-09 18:15:27

Someone had a copy in the boarding school I attended.
We pored over it for hours.

MinaLoy Mon 13-Jul-09 18:15:54

Hmm, all that buried treasure stuff, and here is a live MN thread about real, findable buried treasure! here

sallyjaygorce Mon 13-Jul-09 18:15:55

Yes. Loved the pics. Didn't have a CLUE about the mission. But the illustrations stayed with me. A treasure in themselves.

VietnameseCobbler Mon 13-Jul-09 18:16:10

and mine
it was her
while playing jacks

ninedragons Tue 14-Jul-09 04:40:56

Reading the solution, it was a bit of a gamble to bury something in England that depended on the sun shining on two specific days of the year.

The woman with the apron with all the pockets I used to find quite disturbing. And I still have a recurring dream about the girl swimming in the river.

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