The listed coordinates are not for the cache, but it is a good place to park. The coordinates for the cache can be found by working through the following clues and questions relating to the subject of this puzzle “Person X”.
Person X was born in the West Country, where their father was a teacher at the nearby cathedral school.
Person X lived in Oxfordshire for the last thirty-two years of their life.
Person X is probably best known for their novels, short stories and children’s books, some of which were best-sellers for more than forty years in the UK and US.
Person X had eleven novels published between 1934 and 1970, one of which was made into a film in the UK. Another was released as a Hollywood movie (under a slightly different name).
It is said that the book from which the UK film was adapted was the childhood favourite of another world-famous children’s author.
The cache can be found at N51 AB.CDE W000 FG.HJK, where:
A = The year that Person X’s tenth novel was published (196A)
B = The year that that Person X’s fourth novel was published (194B).
C = The year that Person X’s sixth novel was published (194C).
D = The day of the month that Person X died (D of April).
E = The number of letters in the first word in the title of the novel that was adapted into a Hollywood movie.
F = One of Person X’s novels was based on a dream/vision that they had about an earlier resident of the cottage in which they were living when that novel was published in 19F8.
G = The year (200G) that the Blue Plaque was erected at the cottage where Person X died.
H = The year that Person X moved to Peppard, South Oxfordshire (195H).
J = The year that Person X’s father took up a professorship at Oxford (192J).
K = The year that one of Person X’s novels was released as a UK film (200K).
**FTF** Well done to nadaj and AJ the Sheep Doctor for negotiating both the error in the original decode and the 45 minute car journey to secure the prize!!
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