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A Display of Lights (9) The Lives and Puzzles of The Telegraph 's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters by Val Gilbert, Telegraph Group Limited
  

A Display of Lights (9) The Lives and Puzzles of The Telegraph 's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters

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Synopsis

A Display of Lights (9) The Lives and Puzzles of The Telegraph 's Six Greatest Cryptic Crossword Setters by Val Gilbert, Telegraph Group Limited

A Display of Lights (9) is not just a collection of classic puzzles, it is also a history of the crossword itself and a joint biography of six of its most talented practitioners. Far from the closeted intellectuals you might expect, these puzzlers have had extraordinary lives, some tragic, some awe-inspiring; all are fascinating (one was arrested under suspicion of supplying secrets to the Nazis through his clues). Val Gilbert tells the life story of each alongside an explanation of what makes their clues so fiendishly rewarding, and ends each chapter with a selection of the greatest puzzles from across their career. A Display of Lights (9) is two books in one - a great read in its own right, and a collection of some of the greatest crosswords of all time. It's the perfect gift for lovers of cryptic crosswords everywhere.

About the Author

Val Gilbert has been Crossword Editor at the Telegraph since 1977. Away from the newspaper, Val is the compiler of The Daily Telegraph quick and cryptic crossword books, The Sunday Telegraph quick and cryptic titles, and The Sunday Telegraph General Knowledge Crossword series, all published by Pan Macmillan. Her expertise and inside knowledge was passed on to crossword addicts in How to Crack a Cryptic Crossword, published in 2001.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2008

Author

Val Gilbert, Telegraph Group Limited

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Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Hardback
288 pages
Interest Age: 16

Categories

Crosswords

ISBN

9780230714465

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