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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Abject Quizzery: The Thoroughly Depressing Quiz Book by Karl Shaw
    Abject Quizzery: The Thoroughly Depressing Quiz Book - by Karl Shaw

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910400661 | ISBN 10: 1910400661

    SNUFF OUT YOUR INNER OPTIMIST AND JUSTIFY YOUR CONSTANT GLOOM WITH THE ULTIMATE QUIZ BOOK FOR THESE DEPLORABLE TIMES.  Contains 834 questions, all with dispiriting answers, such as: 1. At what age does the human brain begin to deteriorate? 2. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses by James Walton
    The Penguin Book Quiz: From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Ulysses - by James Walton

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241986035 | ISBN 10: 0241986036

    Which Haruki Murakami novel shares its title with a Beatles song? In Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, what is Charlie's surname? What is heavy-drinking Rachel Watson known as in the title of a 21st-century bestseller? And what do you g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cain
    Cain's Jawbone: A Novel Problem - by Torquemada

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783527410 | ISBN 10: 1783527412

    Six murders. One hundred pages. Millions of possible combinations... but only one is correct. Can you solve Torquemada's murder mystery?   In 1934, the Observer's cryptic crossword compiler, Edward Powys Mathers (aka Torquemada), released a n ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain by Gareth Moore
    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain - by Gareth Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409184713 | ISBN 10: 1409184714

    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was the biggest-selling puzzle book of 2018. And now it is back, with brand new maps, and bigger and better brainteasers!   In The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain map your way around Britain in 40 new regiona ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lonely Planet
    Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel Quiz Book - by Lonely Planet

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788681230 | ISBN 10: 1788681231

    Pit your worldly wits against family and friends, or just challenge yourself, with this ultimate travel trivia book. With head-scratching questions on everything from geography and culture to history, wildlife and transport, it’s a fun and challeng ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Art Puzzle Book by Susie Hodge and Dr. Gareth Moore
    The Art Puzzle Book - by Susie Hodge and Dr. Gareth Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780711248168 | ISBN 10: 0711248168

    THINK YOU KNOW BOSCH FROM BOTTICELLI? MONDRIAN FROM MIRO? THINK AGAIN...  The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 198 ... more

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  • Cover image of book The GCHQ Puzzle Book II by GCHQ
    The GCHQ Puzzle Book II - by GCHQ

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241365434 | ISBN 10: 0241365430

    Challenge yourself with the GCHQ team's long-awaited second puzzle book - full of both harder and easier brain teasers.   With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzz ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book by Steve Tribe
    The Classic University Challenge Quiz Book - by Steve Tribe

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787132726 | ISBN 10: 1787132722

    University Challenge has been dazzling, delighting and puzzling viewers with its fiercely intelligent questions since 1962. From Bobby Seagull to Gail Trimble, the show has produced some iconic contestants and continues to be as popular as ever. This ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge by Various authors
    Bird Brain: Over 2,400 Questions to Test Your Bird Knowledge - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008315740 | ISBN 10: 0008315744

    An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular ‘Bird Brain of Britain’ contest at the annual BirdFair.  The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attra ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book by Gareth Moore
    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book - by Gareth Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781409184676 | ISBN 10: 1409184676

    Over 200 fiendish puzzles to find out who will be the ultimate map-master!   Are YOU the ultimate map-reader? Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And can you fathom exactly how far the foo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters by Alex Bellos
    Puzzle Ninja: Pit Your Wits Against The Japanese Puzzle Masters - by Alex Bellos

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783351374 | ISBN 10: 1783351373

    From the Guardian’s very own puzzle master, Puzzle Ninja is a new collection following the bestselling Can You Solve My Problems?   The puzzle masters of Japan create the world’s most satisfying puzzles. Each has a distinctive style but wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Never Mind the Toffees 2: Another Ultimate Everton Quiz Book by Gavin Buckland
    Never Mind the Toffees 2: Another Ultimate Everton Quiz Book - by Gavin Buckland

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780750984287 | ISBN 10: 0750984287

    If you enjoyed the first volume of the definitive quiz book on Everton Football Club, this all-new sequel is for you. Packed with over 300 carefully researched questions, it will test the breadth and depth of your Toffees knowledge – from the famil ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of Puzzles by Gareth Moore
    The Penguin Book of Puzzles - by Gareth Moore

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780718188627 | ISBN 10: 0718188624

    For the puzzle fanatic. A collection of challenges from throughout history, featuring some of the greatest ever puzzle masters...   A Sumerian Riddle (circa 18th Century) There is a house. The blind enter it and then come out seeing. What i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nemo
    Nemo's Almanac: A Quiz for Book Lovers - by Ian Patterson

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781259504 | ISBN 10: 178125950x

    A literary quiz full of quotes that will challenge, cheer and enlighten book buffs.  Which bestselling novelist wrote about a tumble at the seaside? Do you know the poet who penned lines in praise of frogs? And who had strong opinions on Apri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sherlock: The Puzzle Book by Christopher Maslanka and Steve Tribe
    Sherlock: The Puzzle Book - by Christopher Maslanka and Steve Tribe

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785943034 | ISBN 10: 1785943030

    ‘Dear God, what is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring.’   Can you pit your wits against the best and the wisest? Through these 200 puzzles and challenges, you’ll be able to elevate your powers of deduction, detecti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bletchley Park Brainteasers by Sinclair McKay
    Bletchley Park Brainteasers - by Sinclair McKay

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472252609 | ISBN 10: 1472252608

    Put your brain to the test with never-before-seen mind benders, riddles and puzzles inspired by the code breakers of Bletchley Park.   Would you love to master morse code? Could you have have outsmarted an enigma machine? Would your love of ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book by Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman
    The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book - by Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911335993 | ISBN 10: 1911335995

    "Monkman and Seagull show that a lot of knowledge is a wonderful thing and they do it with style, charm and endearing gusto."(Stephen Fry) You probably know them best from March’s electrifying University Challenge semi-final, which saw two of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The
    The 'Call Yourself British?' Quiz Book - by Michael Odell

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780857525413 | ISBN 10: 0857525417

    Find out just how British you jolly well are: 500 multiple choice questions based on the Home Office Citizenship test.  Can you beat the 51% of British 18- to 24-year-olds who failed the test? Includes genuine, nationality-defining questions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos
    Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles - by Alex Bellos

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783351152 | ISBN 10: 1783351152

    Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.   Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The
    The 'I Used to Know That' Activity Book: Stuff You Forgot from School - by Caroline Taggart

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781782436614 | ISBN 10: 1782436618

    Dust off those cerebral filing cabinets and remind yourself of all those facts you really should know! From pi and Pythagoras to presidents and popes, prime ministers to prime numbers, literature to litmus tests, there is so much information from our ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anti-Stress Puzzles: Refocus Your Thoughts and Revive Your Mind by Dr Gareth Moore
    Anti-Stress Puzzles: Refocus Your Thoughts and Revive Your Mind - by Dr Gareth Moore

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782434740 | ISBN 10: 1782434747

    Dont let lifes frustrations, hassles and demands get you down.  In this book youll find dozens of tests and puzzles that will take your mind off your current worries, exercise your brain and refocus your thoughts in a positive and constructiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Brilliant Ideas: And How to Have Them by The Brothers McLeod
    A Book of Brilliant Ideas: And How to Have Them - by The Brothers McLeod

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910552063 | ISBN 10: 1910552062

    From the BAFTA-winning team the Brothers McLeod, this is an interactive book full of activities you can fill in, from drawings of peculiar creatures and names for new inventions to maps of imaginary places and designs for impossible buildings. Each ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alice
    Alice's Puzzles in Wonderland - by Richard Wolfrik Galland

    £7.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780976754 | ISBN 10: 1780976755

    Take a trip down the rabbit hole into a wondrous world of riddles and enigmas. In this fabulous collection you will discover a host of challenging puzzles, some will be familiar, while others are curiouser... and curiouser. ... more

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  • Cover image of book F in Exams Joke Book: The Best (and Worst) Jokes and Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson
    F in Exams Joke Book: The Best (and Worst) Jokes and Test Paper Blunders - by Richard Benson

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849537759 | ISBN 10: 1849537755

    Getting up at the crack of dawn, wearing school uniform, squabbles in the schoolyard, endless homework... those were the best days of your life!  Its time to relive them with this new collection of side-splitting jokes and ridiculous exam answe ... more

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  • Cover image of book 101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone by Ilka Heinemann
    101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone - by Ilka Heinemann

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780722467 | ISBN 10: 178072246x

    Our phones have become a constant distraction; its time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes out.   This book offers an imaginative list of games and tips aimed at curing us of our portable tech addiction. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tommy Cooper All in One Joke Book by Tommy Cooper, compiled by John Fisher
    Tommy Cooper All in One Joke Book - by Tommy Cooper, compiled by John Fisher

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848093126 | ISBN 10: 1848093128

    My wife is a magician, yesterday she turned our car into a tree.   A big white horse walks into a pub. The barman says, 'we have a drink named after you.' The horse says, 'what? Eric?'   I said, 'waiter, what's that in my soup?' he said ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where
    Where's Mo? - by Sara Cywinski with Harry Bloom

    £9.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781782190714 | ISBN 10: 1782190716

    Join Mo Farah (and His Sporting Friends Zara Phillips, Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and Tom Daley) on This Action-packed Adventure!  It's up to you to find Mo, Zara, Bradley, Jessica and Tom as they prepare to run, cycle and swim in the triath ... more

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  • Cover image of book What is the Name of This Book? The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles by Raymond M. Smullyan
    What is the Name of This Book? The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles - by Raymond M. Smullyan

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780486481982 | ISBN 10: 0486481980

    If you're intrigued by puzzles and paradoxes, these 200 mind-bending logic puzzles, riddles, and diversions will thrill you with challenges to your powers of reason and common sense. Raymond M. Smullyan a celebrated mathematician, logician ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fun & Games for the 21st Century Family by Steve Caplin & Simon Rose
    Fun & Games for the 21st Century Family - by Steve Caplin & Simon Rose

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906964436 | ISBN 10: 1906964432

    In their original and wildly inventive new book, Steve Caplin and Simon Rose show how you and your family can have more fun together - the 21st-century way. From Google racing to geocaching, from code breaking to filmmaking to robot baiting, it's bur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossworld Crosswords: 50 Cryptic and Quick Puzzles for the Internationally Inclined by Axe (Alun Evans)
    Crossworld Crosswords: 50 Cryptic and Quick Puzzles for the Internationally Inclined - by Axe (Alun Evans)

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904456834 | ISBN 10: 1904456839

    Double-clued for double the fun, Crossworld Crosswords presents a unique challenge of puzzles about our world: its places, peoples and politics. 50 brand new puzzles have been created for your pleasure (and torture!) by Axe, crossword maestro for the ... more

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