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Sinclair McKay: Bletchley Park Brain Teasers

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Blackwell's Bookshop Westgate

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Queen Street

Oxford

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Blackwell's Westgate will play host to historian and journalist Sinclair McKay who will be signing copies of his new book Bletchley Park Brain Teasers and talking about codes and puzzles on Thursday 23rd November at 5pm.

Do you fancy finding out if you have a talent for morse code? Or discovering whether your crossword hobby might have seen you recruited into the history books? If so and you're a Bletchley Park history buff or a fan of the GCHQ Quiz Book, then this is the book for you.

When scouring the land for top-level code-breakers, the Bletchley Park recruiters left no stone unturned. From mathematical-geniuses to sixth-form students who could read orchestral scores, chess masters, linguists, and Egyptologists who could interpret hieroglyphics, code-breakers were gathered from all around the country.

Once selected, the chosen few had to complete various tests - chess puzzles, crosswords, secret language translations, complex riddles and more - to see if they had what it takes to join the country's elite code-breaking team. Now you can see if you have what it takes, too.

Sinclair McKay is the author of the bestselling Secret Life of Bletchley Park. He writes for the Spectator and
the Telegraph and spends much of his life eyebrow-deep in dusty archives! He lives in east London.

Sinclair McKay will be at Blackwell's Westgate on Thursday 23rd November at 5pm.

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