Book of the Week December 22nd 2018


The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book

Dr Gareth Moore

Now here is a stocking filler with a difference. Within these pages are 40 OS maps from around the British Isles, each chosen to highlight a significant moment in history, an unusual geological feature or an area of particular cultural interest. A paragraph explaining the importance of each map is followed by a set of mind-bending brainteasers.

The maps include range from the first ever OS map produced in 1801 and the remote island of Foula in the Shetlands to the Olympic Park in Stratford at the time of the 2012 London games. Closer to home is the best-preserved WW1 airfield at Stow Maries, near South Woodham Ferrers.

Explore the maps and tackle general knowledge questions, map reading and navigational challenges, word puzzles and mathematical posers. The questions are graded from simple to fiendishly difficult making this an intriguing puzzle book that the whole family can tackle together.

Orion paperback, £14.99