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Quest for the Golden Hare Hardcover – Jun 1983

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (Jun. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224021168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224021166
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 982,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Castle on 27 Jun. 2010
Format: Hardcover
The golden hare was a very pretty and valuable bauble made by Kit Williams and could be found if you solved the clues in his book "Masquerade". Gascoigne was with Williams when he buried it and in this book he goes on to tell the story of some of the many attempts to locate it. He also solves the clues in the book and relates how it was found by a semi-cheat. A sad ending to a great quest which had most of the world interested and involved. Get a copy of "Masquerade" too and see how cleverly it was done. A classic treasure hunt and the best of the several that followed it. A great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MotherB on 9 Sept. 2014
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I loved Masquerade, the wonderfully illustrated book about the quest to find where a beautifully fashioned and jewel adorned Golden Hare was buried somewhere in this country.
It set the country alight as thousands stared at its whimsical pictures, trying to solve the clues and when you know the answers, as explained in Bamber Gascoigne's book, it was all so very simple and logical.
Bamber Gascoigne's book tells the story of the hare from its glorious creation at the hands of author and illustrator, Kit Williams, to its rather ignominious end, when it was found by diggers using what appeared to be some ill-gotten information of its whereabouts.
Thirty and more years have passed since Masquerade flew off the.shelves in booksellers' shops and became a publishing phenomenon, while driving half the nation crazy trying to solve the riddles. So Bamber Gascoigne's follow up book is still a welcome relief to all that angst that has lurked at the back of my mind for three decades.
Predictably, the hare was sold on, no doubt for squillions, and disappeared from view, until its new owner decided to let it be shown one more time. After all these years I still feel sorry for the duo who successfully solved the riddles, only to find they had been "robbed" just 24 hours beforehand.
As for the answers - they were oh so easy (and logical) when Mr Gascoigne's explains all!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. B. A. Juby on 12 Jun. 2011
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This book is the definitive answer to all of the quest, written by one who was there at the time. Bamber Gascoige ploughed through masses of letters and includes many of the false hares that people followed - even some, so wrapped up in their own "solutions", that they failed to believe the true version.
This tells the whole story - warts and all.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A must-have for 'Masquerade' fans! 25 April 2007
By John Clavis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you have ever been obsessed with "Masquerade" by Kit Williams, you need to get yourself a copy of this book. An exhaustive and very readable account of Williams' beginnings, the idea and planning of [...], and the bittersweet story of how it all ended... not to mention a perfect explanation of the solution! A terrific book for armchair treasure hunters, as it provides a peerless peek into how a phenomenon like "Masquerade" can unfold.
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Quest for the Golden Hare 30 Aug. 2010
By Wendy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fascinating account of events and very well written. A must for anyone interested in Masquerade.
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