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New home wanted for giant jigsaw

Woman needs home for giant jigsaw

A woman from Oxfordshire has started looking for a home for a 24,000 piece jigsaw she completed in five months.

Rosemary Mulvany, 63, from Bicester, spent 12 hours a day on the puzzle that measures 14ft (4.27m) by 5ft (1.52m).

Ms Mulvany said she did not have a wall in her house long enough to hang the jigsaw and wanted to give it to a children's hospice or school.

Ms Mulvany said: "I'd come away from it and say 'my jigsaw's calling me' and I'd have to go back to it."

"I did about 12 hours a day, but I had breaks inbetween, so sometimes I was up until two or three in the morning."

Ms Mulvany's husband bought the puzzle, called Life: The Great Challenge, on the internet for £155, but the price of a board and sticky back tape pushed the total cost of the project up to £200.

Ms Mulvany stored the puzzle in sections in her garage.

"I was glad when I put the last piece in that I had them all," said Ms Mulvany.

"I'm on a 13,000 piece one at the moment.

"I wouldn't do a 1,000 piece jigsaw again, it's too boring."

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