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The Language Lover's Puzzle Book

Lexical perplexities and cracking conundrums from across the globe

Alex Bellos

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GUARDIAN BOOKS
18 January 2022
'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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Imprint:   GUARDIAN BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   343g
ISBN:   9781783352197
ISBN 10:   1783352191
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alex Bellos is a grandmaster of the puzzling world, brilliant on all things cryptic. 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 coauthor 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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