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The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book : Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe

The Language Lover's Puzzle Book : Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe by Alex Bellos

Author: Alex Bellos

£9.99

Available on backorder

Format:Paperback

Page Count:416

Date Published:7 Oct 2021

ISBN:9781783352197

Synopsis

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 only puzzle book I’ve seen that manages to befuddle both sides of the brain at the same time.’ DARA O BRIAIN

‘Such fun, full of unexpected ideas and charmingly written’ TIM HARFORD

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.

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