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  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
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    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • Daily Telegraph Sudoku Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781447233978
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    A four-book collection for anyone who is obsessed and entertained by the mind-bending elements of sudoku!

    From the experts at the Daily Telegraph, the puzzle books are sure to keep your mind ticking... Bedside Sudoku has puzzles graded according to their difficulty and also provides an introductory tutorial so anyone can get stuck in; while Sharpener Sudoku has not only 132 standard grids but also a sudoku in three dimensions.

    The other two books are extensive and packed full of original puzzles ranging from 'gentle' to 'moderate' and 'tough' to 'diabolical'. This is a startling set of sudoku books for any fan of puzzles!
  • KALL
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    With an emphasis on important general knowledge (not trivia) across ten different subjects, Know It All - Essential Knowledge and Intelligence Quizzes is a book that allows anyone who reads it the chance to monitor and measure their progress in knowledge attainment.

    With each section followed by a quiz that will help you see how much information is retained and refresh your memory where necessary, the book finishes with a mixed-subject quiz that progresses from easy to difficult - ensuring your general knowledge has enhanced.

    The subjects covered are:

    - Understanding the Universe
    - The Story of the Earth
    - The Story of Life
    - Exploring the World
    - Invention and Discovery
    - Conflicts of the Modern Age
    - The Structure of Society
    - The World of Thought
    - Artistic Endeavour
    - Final Quizzes
  • LGQB
    Gwion Prydderch
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    A bright and bold book packed with brain-teasers about Britain! Alongside word searches, pair puzzles and spot-the-difference games, this book features a number of little-known facts about all things Blighty!

    Full of fun, Great Britain: Let's Get Quizzical really does have something for everyone - whether you are on a long journey, stuck inside on a rainy day or just want to learn more about what makes Great Britain great!

    A great stocking filler and boredom buster for people of any age, among the facts you'll discover are who bought Stonehenge at an auction for #6,600, the amount of metal used in the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and even which day is the most popular for eating fish & chips!
  • LGQS
    Gwion Prydderch
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around the country of Scotland - this is a fun-packed book for any Scotsman or anyone who just loves the land of the Brave!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Stone of Destiny to Scone through a marvellous maze, a Scottish loch word search and you'll even be able to discover who recorded the first sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster...

    Full of entertaining activities and facts about this proud nation, this makes a brilliant gift for anyone who loves Scotland!
  • SYIQ
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    Brain Games: Sharpen your IQ will provide you with the perfect mental workout. The IQ puzzles contained in the book are fun and enjoyable and there are five difficulty levels to choose from. Among the wide variety of puzzles included in the book are patterns and sequences, maths puzzles, 'odd one outs' and mind stretchers. The puzzles focus on words, numbers, images and logic, making sure your mind gets a great varied workout every day. A great, fun way to strengthen your brain and gain some IQ points!

  • CODE
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    A Year of Codewords provides challengers with a daily mental workout to see them through the whole year! Featuring a brilliantly entertaining collection of 365 popular Codeword puzzles, this book will be sure to provide hours of entertainment.

    With problem solvers included as well as the space for important dates and reminders you'd enjoy from a diary, this interactive Codeword activity book is bound to please.
  • LGQL
    Gwion Prydderch
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around England's capital city - this is a fun-packed book for any Londoner or anyone who just loves the Big Smoke!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Crown Jewels through a marvellous maze, a West End theatre word search and you'll even be able to discover which shop once used a cobra to guard an expensive pair of shoes!

    Full of entertaining activities and London facts, this makes a brilliant gift.
  • HDBM
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    Enhance your memory with a 52 week-by-week course created by the eight-time world memory champion Dominic O'Brien.

    An expert course in memory enhancement, How to Develop a Brilliant Memory finds Dominic sharing all his skills and the tried-and-tested techniques that have helped him along the way in a handy and very useful step-by-step format.

    Pacing the year-long course with his expert understanding of how the human brain responds to basic memory training, the book is full of tips and strategies certain to expand your mental capacity!
  • BGOI
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    Nothing is quite what it seems in this brain-bending collection of optical illustions!

    From drawings that will trick your eyes into believing a flat surface is actually 3D to images that you have to look at twice, this Brain Games book takes you on an amazing journey that will challenge your powers of perception.

    The manipulations of space, depth, colour and form will keep you hooked as you dip in and out of this spiral-bound book and help keep your brain age young. With a mixture of images and photography throughout, this book is full of surprises.
  • ORDS
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    A superb collection of 365 word lists compiled by the UK's leading puzzle book publishers. Enjoy a puzzle-a-day, perfect for exercising an agile mind, with this bumper selection of entertaining wordsearches which also come with a helpful additional diary facility so you can note down those important dates and reminders too.
  • OLYM
    Philip Ascough
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    Paul Ascough's The Armchair Olympian asks 'how much do you know about sport's biggest competition?' It is an addictive and compelling read that celebrates the glitz and glamour and the wonder and weirdness of the Olympics, the world's biggest sporting event. With stats, trivia, quotes and quizzes, this is the perfect hardback for you to release your inner sporting geek whilst learning all about the heartbreak and triumph, the serial winners and one-medal wonders. It also looks at the shocks and controversies that have contributed to this esteemed and celebratory event.
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
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    Araucaria was one of the best-loved crossword setters of all times. He delighted and confounded cryptic crossword fans for almost 50 years and built an almost cult-like following for his infuriatingly ingenious clues.

    Prepare to be challenged, captivated and entertained by three books packed with Araucaria crosswords! Compiled by Chambers, Volume 1 contains 60 jigsaw crosswords (a type of crossword where you first have to solve clues and then fit solutions into a grid without the help of numbers); Volume 2 focuses on cryptic crosswords as featured in early editions of the 1 Across magazine; and Volume 3 features crosswords with a literary theme - perfect for any book-lover!
  • PUZZ
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    A Year of Puzzles from the UK's leading puzzle book publisher will entertain everyone for hours 365 days a year! Containing a collection of different puzzles, all in full colour, including the most popular brain trainers and teasers, this brilliant book provides a daily workout for your mind time and time again. The pages also feature handy spaces for important notes and reminders, so you can use it as a daily diary too.
  • ITCU
    Roger Bryan
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    It'll Come In Useful One Day is a charming little book perfect for dipping in and out of. The book features intriguing tips and interesting ways to jog your memory with its personal and quirky collection of memorable mnemonics, acronyms, acrostics, verses and old wives' tales.

    Designed to help you retain, retrieve and recall helpful bits of information at a moment's notice, this is an appealing addition to any home bookshelf and a brilliantly entertaining gift. It'll Come In Useful One Day is sure to engross readers for hours as they pick up its snippets of wisdom.
  • HTBG
    Robert Allen
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    Brain training for the idle minded, How to be a Genius will show you how you can make your brain work smarter, faster and longer with some dedicated effort. A book that will help you accomplish more, it features expert advice, brainteasers, puzzles, problem-solving tips and memory development skills, as well as many other effective mind-expanding techniques. With over 50 memory tricks that cover everything from revision skills to boosting creativity, this is a great quirky reference book that will help you on your way to genius status in no time!
  • BALL
    Johnny Ball
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    Johnny Ball's Ball of Confusion sees the beloved TV boffin and mathematician test you with a plethora of puzzles and brain-bending maths challenges. Containing both puzzles that have perplexed listeners to his daughter Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show and exciting new conundrums, some of the problems can be solved in the twinkling of an eye while others will keep you occupied for hours on end. A familiar face since bursting onto the scene as a comedian in the 60s, this is a quirky book that we think really adds up.