Christmas Train Puzzle To Go

ISBN: 9780735349483
Size: 10,32 MB
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Steam Trains And Jigsaw Puzzles

Author: David Platt
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 148178644X
Size: 19,11 MB
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Steam Trains and Jigsaw Puzzles strikes most people as an intriguing title. The origin is simple,however my trainspotting youth has been synchronized with a later interest in jigsaw puzzles. The result is expensive I have a collection of over 250 jigsaws depicting British steam railways. The conclusion is impossible there are over 500 steam railway jigsaw puzzles to collect and they are being supplemented annually. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway marked the arrival of the true passenger railway service in 1830 and presented jigsaw manufacturers with another subject on which to focus. Prior to this date the jigsaw experience, started by John Spilsbury in c1760, was restricted to subjects such as religion, geography, history, monarchs, the alphabet and art. Many characteristics combine to form the basis of nostalgic images buried indelibly in the minds of people who travelled in the steam railway age. Manufacturers have not been slow to tap into this nostalgia and produce jigsaws aimed at stirring those memories and inviting people to reflect on past experiences, good, bad or indifferent. Chad Valley, Victory, Good Companion,Falcon, Waddingtons and Arrow are just a few manufacturers who produced steam railway jigsaws in the past. Most of these companies are now a distant memory while others are in foreign ownership. Equally famous names such as Wentworth, Ravensburger (Germany), House of Puzzles, Gibsons, JR Puzzles and King Puzzles (Holland) continue the manufacturing tradition. Output is generally superb thanks to the efforts of fine railway artists such as Terence Cuneo, George Heiron, T. E. North, Don Breckon, John Austin, Barry Freeman and Malcolm Root. The book is aimed at anyone with an interest in jigsaw puzzles and at those enthusiasts and aficionados who refuse to allow those evocative memories of the Golden Age of Steam to die.

The Puzzle Of Dickens S Last Plot

Author: Andrew Lang
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465601066
Size: 20,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The tale opens abruptly with an opium-bred vision of the tower of Cloisterham Cathedral, beheld by Jasper as he awakens in the den of the Princess Puffer, between a Chinaman, a Lascar, and the hag herself. This Cathedral tower, thus early and emphatically introduced, is to play a great but more or less mysterious part in the romance: that is certain. Jasper, waking, makes experiments on the talk of the old woman, the Lascar and Chinaman in their sleep. He pronounces it Òunintelligible,Ó which satisfies him that his own babble, when under opium, must be unintelligible also. He is, presumably, acquainted with the languages of the eastern coast of India, and with Chinese, otherwise, how could he hope to understand the sleepers? He is being watched by the hag, who hates him. Jasper returns to Cloisterham, where we are introduced to the Dean, a nonentity, and to Minor Canon Crisparkle, a muscular Christian in the pink of training, a classical scholar, and a good honest fellow. Jasper gives Edwin a dinner, and gushes over Òhis bright boy,Ó a lively lad, full of chaff, but also full of confiding affection and tenderness of heart. Edwin admits that his betrothal is a bore: Jasper admits that he loathes his life; and that the church singing Òoften sounds to me quite devilish,ÓÑand no wonder. After this dinner, Jasper has a Òweird seizure;Ó Òa strange film comes over JasperÕs eyes,Ó he Òlooks frightfully ill,Ó becomes rigid, and admits that he Òhas been taking opium for a pain, an agony that sometimes overcomes me.Ó This Òagony,Ó we learn, is the pain of hearing Edwin speak lightly of his love, whom Jasper so furiously desires. ÒTake it as a warning,Ó Jasper says, but Edwin, puzzled, and full of confiding tenderness, does not understand.

Brian Games Christmas Puzzles

Author: Publications International Ltd. Staff
ISBN: 9781450854184
Size: 17,79 MB
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Brain Games Christmas Puzzles contains 154 holiday-themed puzzles designed to stimulate your brain while you have hours of fun and get in the holiday spirit. Many different puzzle types appear in Brain Games Christmas Puzzles, such as crossword, word search, sudoku, picture this, and star power. Puzzles are presented in order from easy to difficult, allowing you to work at your own comfort level or challenge yourself to go further. This book is the perfect size to carry with you wherever you go. The spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat on a table or simply fold the book back on itself so you can keep puzzling with ease--whether you're standing in line during your Christmas shopping or traveling on a bus, train, or plane.

The Gchq Puzzle Book

Author: GCHQ
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718185552
Size: 17,13 MB
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GCHQ is a top-secret intelligence and security agency which recruits some of the very brightest minds. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyberattack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try.

Junior Graphic

Author: Mavis Kitcher (Mrs)
Editor: Graphic Communications Group
Size: 16,16 MB
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Network Now

Author: Stuart Vizard
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
ISBN: 3126065937
Size: 19,79 MB
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The Big Book Of Christmas Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0345802993
Size: 17,31 MB
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

The Photograph

Author: J. Kevin Costello
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609110536
Size: 14,60 MB
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A 20-year-old photograph picturing six young men is sent to Michael Adams, a private detective in Chicago. Michael then receives a phone call from one of the faces in the picture. It seems another man in the group photo has apparently just taken his own life. The detective decides to fly home to New York and attend the funeral, where he can meet up with the caller, Ritchie Sweet. Ritchie suspects his friend's suicide was really foul play, but can't prove it. Michael is stymied, until Ritchie is killed trying to pass the detective a clue to prove that the suicide was really murder. Michael then realizes that each person in The Photograph is in jeopardy, so he races to find the remaining men and solve the crime before the killer can strike again. Besides dealing with the murderer, Michael has the New York Police Department following his every move, and Michael is also having a hot romance that keeps him off balance. This fast-paced action thriller will keep you glued until the last page. Author J. Kevin Costello grew up on Long Island, New York. He is retired and lives with his wife in Wheaton, Illinois. Costello is writing a sequel. He finds inspiration in the writing of James Michener, whom he met while attending college at Kent State University. Publisher's website: http: //