I write a puzzle column in the Guardian, Alex Bellos’s Monday Puzzle, and have also written these three puzzle books.

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PUZZLE BOOK

This book contains more than 150 puzzles that tell the story of mathematical puzzles from the ancient world to the present day. As well as the puzzles (which go from the very easy to the painfully tricky) I have included historical and scientific context that explains the roles of the puzzles in the development of mathematical thought.

The book was a Times top ten bestseller.

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PUZZLE BOOK

An exploration of the magical world of Japanese grid logic puzzles. Contains 200 puzzles written by the best Japanese puzzle masters, together with a history of the scene. These are probably the most pleasurable puzzles ever invented.

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PUZZLE BOOK

More than 150 puzzles that showcase the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for the last thousand years. Includes sections on wordplay, probability, geometry, escapology and much more.

Publication date November 7, 2019