Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The Puzzling, Playful World of the Crossword (Paperback)
  • Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The Puzzling, Playful World of the Crossword (Paperback)

Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The Puzzling, Playful World of the Crossword (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/06/2014
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In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved into the world's most popular intellectual pastime: a unique form of wordplay, the codes and conventions of which are open to anyone masochistic enough to get addicted. In Two Girls, One on Each Knee, Alan Connor celebrates the wit, ingenuity and frustration of setting and solving puzzles. From the beaches of D-Day to the imaginary worlds of three-dimensional crosswords, to the British school teachers and journalists who turned the form into the fiendish sport it is today, encompassing the most challenging clues, particular tricks, the world's greatest setters and famous solvers, PG Wodehouse and the torturers of the Spanish Inquisition, this is an ingenious book for lovers of this very particular form of wordplay.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141977102

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“Two Girls, One on Each Knee”

I love crosswords and word puzzles in general, and this fantastic book, full of tips and clues for the reader to solve, really did help me try to understand the apparent gobbledigook used by cryptic crossword... More

Hardback edition
13th November 2013
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“Not Just For Crossword Solvers”

This lovely little book goes into the history of crosswords, and wordplay in general, as well as having tips on solving cryptic crosswords.
I do like a good ( easy) crossword and have picked up some tips on cryptic... More

Hardback edition
8th December 2013
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“ Wish I’d read it ages ago! ”

This book has been on my radar since it was published eighteen months ago and I can’t believe I have only just read it. It tells the story of word puzzles in such an entertaining way that I had to force myself to put... More

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