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From the book 'Masquerade' by Kit Williams. Within its beautiful illustrations, the book contained clues to the location of a buried treasure: a magnificent golden rabbit. Solve the puzzle and the treasure was yours.

Kit William's Masquerade fascinated me as a child when the treasure hunt that it lead to was in the news. A calendar with the illustrations hung in our kitchen for years.

Unfortunately, the couple who found Kit Williams' Masquerade prize after "solving the riddle" actually cheated. BOOOOO!!!

Painting Tara Tree-tops "Masquerade" By Kit Williams, Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 1979

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Masquerade: how Kate Mulvany unlocked the secrets of Kit Williams' classic tale

Painting #9: The Man With The Violin "Masquerade" By Kit Williams, Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 1979

"A Rose in My Fiddle De Dum", painting by Kit Williams from his famous puzzle book, Masquerade.

Artist, Kit Williams. Watching the swallows.

Watching the Swallows Go - Kit Williams - - Surrealism

Jack Hare carried a gift from the Moon to her beloved, the Sun. But upon arrival, he found he had lost it. Kit Williams' Masquerade book.

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Kit Williams, Masquerade "In haste to chase, Jack Hare jumps dog, rose blushing, petals tumble upon air"

Book 'Masquerade' by Kit Williams

Book 'Masquerade' by Kit Williams , fabulous drawings

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Painting The Penny-Pockets Lady "Masquerade" By Kit Williams, Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London 1979

Golden Hare.  Kit Williams sparked the nation's biggest treasure hunt 30 years ago with his book Masquerade, which sold 2m copies worldwide. But the public response was so overwhelming – Williams received more than 100 letters a day for two years – that the publicity-shy author and illustrator became a virtual recluse.

Unearthed again – golden hare that obsessed a nation

Author Kit Williams reunited with gold hare which his book Masquerade sparked the nation's biggest treasure hunt for 30 years ago