Henry Dudeney

The Canterbury Puzzles
  • The Canterbury Puzzles

  • For the mastermind who has what it takes to solve the tricky conundrums from Britain's first and greatest puzzle master.

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    Solve the puzzle of The Mystery of Ravensdene Park . . . trace the route of the butler, the gamekeeper and the two anonymous guests and the key to the mystery will reveal itself.

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    Decipher the riddle of The Frogs' Ring for The Merry Monks of Riddlewell . . .

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    At The Squire's Christmas Puzzle Party ascertain just how many kisses had been given Under the Mistletoe Bough . . .

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    First published in 1907, Dudeney's The Canterbury Puzzles is a classic of the genre, based on characters from Chaucer's Tales. The book contains 114 puzzles suitable for young enthusiasts, recreational mathematicians and veteran puzzlers alike.

    As challenging today as it was over a century ago, this ingenious book will provide hours-worth of puzzles to keep your brain alert.

    "Regular exercise is supposed to be as necessary for the brain as for the body. Many of us are very apt to suffer from mental cobwebs, and there is nothing equal to the solving of puzzles for sweeping them away." - Henry Dudeney (1847-1930)

Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857 - 1930) was an English author and mathematician who specialised in logic and mathematical games. He is known as one of the country's foremost puzzle-makers.

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