Alan Connor

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book
  • The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book

  • Attention all Shipping Forecast fans. Set sail on a voyage unlike any other...

    Each day, millions tune in to hear the Shipping Forecast's unique cadence and poetry, words thatturn our island landscape into something strangeand magical. It's almost like a puzzle to be solved...

    The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book tests your general knowledge and lateral thinking through a series of fiendish puzzles, in which all the answers can be found on a map as place names on the coasts or in the seas. For example:

    · An eagle's under this
    · What a Komodo Dragon really is
    · Near where someone was horribly cruel to 343 felines

    And because your voyages trace the shapes of letters of the alphabet, that's just the beginning...

    With a foreword by Zeb Soanes, the voice of the Shipping Forecast, and fully illustrated with specially commissioned maps, The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book will help make you a Master of the quizzing world.

Alan Connor is a journalist, writer, presenter and puzzle and quiz master. Currently the question setter for Richard Osman’s House of Games, he’s the former question setter for Only Connect, and sets crosswords for the Guardian and the Observer. His TV writing credits include A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and the BBC film The Rack Pack, and he is the author of several books, including Two Girls, One on Each Knee: A History of Cryptic Crossword and The Joy of Quiz. The go-to person for all things puzzle and quiz, his grandfather worked for the Met Office, which helped spark his life-long love of the Shipping Forecast.

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