Bletchley Park Brain Teasers

McKay, Sinclair

£12.99

Do you fancy finding out if you have a talent for morse code? Or discovering whether your crossword hobby might have seen you recruited into the history books? If so and you’re a Bletchley Park history buff or a fan of the GCHQ Quiz Book, then this is the book for you. When scouring the land for top-level code-breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. From mathematical-geniuses to sixth-form students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, linguists, and Egyptologists who could interpret hieroglyphics, code-breakers were gathered from all around the country. Once selected, the chosen few had to complete various tests – chess puzzles, crosswords, secret language translations, complex riddles and more – to see if they had what it takes to join the country’s elite code-breaking team. Now you can see if you have what it takes too.

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Description

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?

Additional information

Weight 360 g
Dimensions 232 × 152 × 22 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

793.73 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K