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The Language Lover's Puzzle Book

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Published: January 2021
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Author: Alex Bellos
BIC Subject: Puzzles & quizzes
Published By: Faber
 
Published: 04-Jan-2021
Format: Hardback, 416 pages, 153x234mm
ISBN: 9781783352180
Stock Code: 3352180
Product Description
 
From thebestselling 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.From thebestselling 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.
'Alex Bellos is a wizard.' - Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist

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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