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The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book By Val Gilbert

The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book by Val Gilbert

Condition - Very Good
$15.49
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Summary

Celebrating 80 years of the Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword

The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book Summary

The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book by Val Gilbert

A beautiful-designed celebratory gift book, The Daily Telegraph 80 Years of Cryptic Crosswords is a unique collector's edition. Since the first ever cryptic crossword was published on 30 July 1925, this diurnal puzzle has been challenging, infuriating and entertaining thousands of readers. Notoriously addictive, these crosswords are a unique testament to the development of the English language as well as the Telegraph newspaper.

Beginning with the very first crossword and ending with a specially created puzzle for 2005, the anniversary edition interweaves 80 crosswords with history, narrative and anecdote. Readers can discover the origin of their favourite puzzle, chart its development across and beyond the 20th century, read interesting facts about language and censorship - particularly during WW II and the Cold War - and pit their wits against eight decades of expert crossword setters.

About Val Gilbert

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.

Additional information

GOR000377751
9781405049238
1405049235
The Daily Telegraph 80th Anniversary Crossword Book by Val Gilbert
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2004-11-05
288
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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