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The Language Lover's Puzzle Book: Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe [9781783352180]

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From the bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Can You Solve My Problems? comes a fascinating, hugely entertaining collection of puzzles for crossword addicts and language-lovers of all stripes.

The Language Lover's Puzzle Book is a book of more than 100 surprising and entertaining puzzles that celebrate the amazing diversity of the world of words and language.

Featuring a huge variety of ancient, modern and even invented languages, this collection of problems will introduce you to unusual alphabets and scripts, curious vocabularies and phonologies, and global variations in simple behaviours like counting, telling the time, and naming children.

Whether you are a crossword solver, a code-breaker or a Scrabble addict, these puzzles are guaranteed to twist your tongue and sharpen your mind.

'Alex Bellos is a wizard' - Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist

AUTHOR: Alex Bellos is brilliant on all things mathematical. His bestselling, award-winning books include Alex's Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking-Glass and Can You Solve My Problems?, and have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is also the co-author of two mathematical colouring books and the children's series Football School. His YouTube videos have been seen by more than twenty million people, and he writes a popular maths and puzzle blog for The Guardian. @alexbellos

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Author:
Alex Bellos
Publisher:
Guardian Faber Publishing
Publication:
05-Nov-2020
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
416
Weight:
534 Grams
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    Language Lovers' Puzzle Book

    Posted by Anne on 18th Dec 2020

    Look forward to working through the puzzles at Christmas

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    The Language Lover's Puzzle Book

    Posted by T.K. on 24th Nov 2020

    A quick glimpse confirms this will be one of the pleasures of a quieter Xmas. It was well discounted (approx 30%), arrived in good time and in pristine condition.

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