Roy Whitlow

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Magic Squares - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Magic squares have been around for some 4000 years, possibly starting with the ‘Loh Shu’ square of Chinese legend. They have exercised the minds of recreational puzzlers and mathematicians alike; they appear in art, architecture and books (both novels and learned writings). I have gathered together a selection from the many sources and added a few of my own. It is not a learned text and it may
Logic and Clear Thinking - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The great philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said ‘Logic is not a body of knowledge’. I would rather have it that logic is a clear way of thinking, of using knowledge. And that’s what you need to solve many puzzles and teasers. Some of the examples herein may have been around for some time in one form or another, but some are new. They are all designed to task little grey cells and to entertain.
Curious Words and Language - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Words have fascinated people for centuries; Dr Samuel Johnson said, ‘Words are the signs of ideas’, while Rudyard Kipling said, ‘Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.’ Words can be like music and entertain, they can sooth and excite and give pleasure; they can also inform, instruct and educate. Above all they can be fun. The aim in this book is not toward high literary m
Knots and Numbers - 50 Brain Teazers
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Puzzles, quizzes, mind games, brain benders, teasers, riddles and the like have been around for thousands of years. Fascinating examples of mind benders can be found in Chinese, Greek, Roman and other histories, many that still test our skills today. The puzzles here I have collected over the past 40 years, some of which I have contributed to a few magazines. They are meant to be entertaining.
A Dictionary of French Food and Dining: Part 3 Terms Used in Cooking
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » French
This dictionary is a comprehensive listing of words and phrases associated with French food and dining. Many of the words do not appear in standard French-English dictionaries. With each word is a description and a guide to its pronunciation. The three parts reflect three important aspects of French cooking: ‘Names of Food Items’, ‘Names of Dishes on Menus’ and ‘Terms Used in Cooking’.
A Dictionary of French Food and Dining: Part 2 Names of Dishes on Menus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,100. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » French
This dictionary is a comprehensive listing of words and phrases associated with French food and dining. Many of the words do not appear in standard French-English dictionaries. With each word is a description and a guide to its pronunciation. The three parts reflect three important aspects of French cooking: ‘Names of Food Items’, ‘Names of Dishes on Menus’ and ‘Terms Used in Cooking’.
A Dictionary of French Food and Dining: Part 1 Names of Food Items
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,530. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » French
This dictionary is the most comprehensive listing of words and phrases associated with French food and dining you will ever see. Many of the words do not appear in standard French-English dictionaries. A guide to pronunciation is given with each key word. The three parts reflect three important aspects of French cooking: Names of Food Items, Names of Dishes on Menus and Terms Used in Cooking.
The Tweed Jacket and other tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Four tales of love. In ‘The Tweed Jacket’ a second-hand coat has a surprise for Raymond. Is Carly about to lose her husband? In ‘A Strain on Love’ chance sightings seem to confirm the worst. In ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’ babe Emily may be more perceptive than mother, Pippa. A new job in a new country challenges Frenchman, Alain, in ‘Starting September’, but then he spots the Sunshine Café.
The Red Hound of Pooley and other tales of mystery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Four tales of mystery. In 'The Red Hound of Pooley' a young bricklayer’s mate encounters a red hound; will it bring him serious bad luck? 'The Fiddington Smith' may have had a strange brush with the Devil himself. In Cheshire, 'The Winnington Lady' is said to flit among the bushes frightening hapless workers at the Drum Plant. 'The Poachers of Darnall' is historically true and a strange yarn.
Love and Filo Pastry and other tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Bonny Woodward is mistaken for a shop assistant, but eventually finds more than filo pastry. A face at a bonfire party brings back memories for Clare. A chance meeting with a tabby cat helps Alex Steadman settle in at Willow Cottage. Joanna watches her husband and rediscovers love. Miriam Barnes is finding life and work difficult after the tragic death of her son; then a visitor changes things.
The Devil's Eyeglass
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Gordon, a quiet inoffensive man and an excellent draughtsman has three problems: an overbearing wife, a noisy neighbour’s noisy dog and no appreciation of his talents by his boss. His luck changes when, at an auction of antiques, he successfully bids for an old sea captain’s trunk, in which he finds a strange telescope. It transforms his life, but why does his cat, Cleo, fear the worst?
A Party at Buntings
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 153,590. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When Adam Winter arrived at Bristol’s Parkway station he didn’t expect to find a dead body and an injured man almost side-by-side, nor did he realise what a complex set of relationships he would find himself drawn into. A recently widowed young author, he is researching material for a crime novel and he finds much to interest him – even an attempt on his own life, not to mention more murders.
Find My Diamonds!
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 178,830. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Benedict Mason becomes involved in an armed robbery of some fabulous diamonds, but then the robbers are themselves robbed. So starts a hectic chase to find the diamonds, with the police, insurers and more than one set of thieves all trying to lay hands on the stones. Ben meets the beautiful Jenny and together become embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with ruthless criminals.
Garbee's Bear
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Over 250 years ago a dancing bear owned by Jonas Garbee was killed by the villagers of Charford Payne. Garbee swore revenge. At the annual Michaelmas Fair in Charford Payne they celebrate the terrible affair with a villager donning a bear costume. Sisters Maggie Standish and Pat Muirfield find themselves under siege, but whom or what is behind their terrifying ordeal.

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