This new collection of classic puzzles will examine the most fascinating stories behind the world's most popular varieties of brainteasers. Why are they so popular, who are the people that have developed them, and where have they come from? Skipping from Lewis Carroll's word ladders to how the Times crossword won World War Two, The Riddles of the Sphinx is the perfect book for anyone who likes a brain teaser.
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David J Bodycombe is a puzzle author and games show consultant based in London. In the UK, over two million people a day read his puzzles, and internationally his work is syndicated to over 180 newspapers. He also consults on many television gameshows, including hits such as The Crystal Maze and Treasure Hunt. He has written and edited over twenty books including The Mammoth Book of Brainstorming Puzzles, How to Devise A Game Show, Number Crunchers and Visual Vexations. He studied mathematics at Durham and currently lives in Surrey.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141030372