The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book

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Ebury Publishing, Sep 10, 2020 - 240 pages
Severe quizzing. Moderate or good, occasionally fiendish.

The Shipping Forecast is a British institution. Each day, millions tune in to hear its unique cadence and poetry, words that turn our island landscape into something strange and 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 the maps as place names on the coasts or in the seas. As you trace out the shape of each journey, you will reveal the shapes of letters, which you use in an endgame that's a whole other level of puzzling. You'll also get to know what it's really like to be in the smells and sounds of Fair Isle and North Utsire.

With a foreword by Zeb Soanes, the voice of the Shipping Forecast, and fully illustated with Met Office maps and packed with fascinating seaside trivia, The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book will help make you a Master of the quizzing world.

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About the author (2020)

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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