Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation (Paperback)Margalit Fox (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25 mm
[Fox's] enthusiasm is compelling when talking about the raw inventive brainpower of the code-breakers, their unswerving passion, and the magical way that a set of lines and curves in clay can be transformed into something with meaning * Observer *
The author's triumph lies in her presentation of this complex subject, narrated with the pace and excitement of a detective story * Country Life *
Truly memerising. It's also a lovely testament to language and the history of linguistics -- Lesley McDowell * Sunday Herald *
A nail-biting intellectual and cultural adventure -- Ian Finlayson * The Times *
Praise for Talking Hands 'Fox provides an exhaustive, energetic and frequently elegant tour through the world of sign language and sign linguistics ... informed by the quiet passion of a natural teacher for her subject' * New York Times *
A captivating and important book, minutely researched and vividly narrated -- Oliver Sacks
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