Sinclair McKay - Bletchley Park Brainteasers (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781472252609
Bletchley Park Brainteasers was the runaway Christmas bestseller in 2017 and delighted hundreds of thousands of devoted puzzlers with its fiendish puzzles, riddles and enigmas.
It's never to late to join the code breakers of Bletchley Park in their enjoyment of a devilish challenge. Would you love to master morse code? Could you have have outsmarted an enigma machine? Would your love of chess have seen you recruited into the history books?
When scouring the land for top-level code breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. As well as approaching the country's finest mathematicians, they cast their nets much wider, interviewing sixth-form music students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, poets, linguists, hieroglyphics experts and high society debutantes fresh from finishing school. To assess these individuals they devised various ingenious mind-twisters - hidden codes, cryptic crosswords, secret languages, complex riddles - and it is puzzles such as these, together with the fascinating recruitment stories that surround them, that make up the backbone of this book.
The code breakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you feel the same, why not dive in, put your mental agility to the test and discover: Would Bletchley Park have recruited you?
- Format : Larger 2nd Hand Paperback.
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2017
- ISBN : 9781472252609
- SKU : B001528
- PPC : LL390gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"McKay's book is an eloquent tribute to a quite remarkable group of men and women, whose like we will not see again." - Mail On Sunday.
"The right combination of history and puzzles for me - after all, history is comprised of puzzles, don't you think? We all have to work at decoding everything around us. Not sure that I would have been good enough to have been selected for Bletchley. I'd like to imagine that I would have been. I'll be working on these puzzles for a long time - they're a lot of fun!" - Goodreads Review.
Sinclair McKay is the bestselling author of Dresden, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The Secret Listeners, Bletchley Park Brainteasers and Secret Service Brainteasers. He is a literary critic for the Telegraph and the Spectator and lives in London.
Featured Author . . . Sinclair McKay
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