Riddledom: 101 Riddles And Their Stories by David AstleRiddledom: 101 Riddles And Their Stories by David Astle

Riddledom: 101 Riddles And Their Stories

byDavid Astle

Paperback | May 1, 2016

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Why are ladies like arrows? When is a bird not a bird? What do you call a nun with a washing machine on her head? Welcome to the weird new word adventure from David Astle, plunging into the realm of riddles, chasing down and prising open 101 curious questions from around the planet. A mind-trip across time and place, Riddledom uncovers riddle relics from more than 50 cultures, delving into language and deception, sampling Pompeii walls and Twitter feeds. Readers can unravel each mini-chapter, wrestling with riddles from Wonderland or Zanzibar, Oedipus Rex or Harry Potter. French acrobats, lusty dairymaids, ancient monks—you'll meet the lot in Riddledom. Readers will roam Tasmania and Mongolia, seeking out riddles on clay tablets and Popsicle sticks.
David Astle has written two novels, plus five non-fiction works: Cluetopia, Puzzled, One Down, One Missing, Offbeat Australia and Riddledom. Between books, he is a crossword setter for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. His short stories have won several awards, including a trip to Beijing via Dublin as part of the James Joyce Susp...
Title:Riddledom: 101 Riddles And Their StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 1, 2016Publisher:Allen & UnwinLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1760112607

ISBN - 13:9781760112608

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"The Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords—a complete mind fuck."  —Geoffrey Rush, actor, on David Astle