From the Publisher
Crosswords are a unique obsession. This deliciously quirky and deeply personal book does for London and crosswords what The Piano Shop on the Left Bank did for Paris and music. Born and raised in South Africa, at age 21 journalist Sandy Balfour hitchhiked through Nairobi, Cairo, and Moscow before settling in England. He was introduced to a hobby that has ensnared millions: the cryptic crossword. Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8) weaves the story of Balfour''s travels with an insiders account of the pastime called the world''s most remarkable crossword. We meet legendary setters like Araucaria and Bunthorne, learn of great clues such as Amundsen''s forwarding address (4), and travel the course of Balfour''s life. Peppered with anecdotes that explain the workings of cryptic puzzles while also offering a devilish hidden riddle, this book is a crossword lover''s must have.
About the Author
Sandy Balfour is an award-winning television journalist who has written, produced, and directed programs for CNN, Discovery, Disney, and the BBC. He is currently the director of Double Exposure, one of the United Kingdom's foremost producers of factual and educational programs."
Published: January 3, 2003
Publisher: McArthur & Co.
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552783456
ISBN - 13: 9781552783450