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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

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This is a beautifully written and deeply personal book on the jigsaw puzzle and the part it plays in the puzzle of its distinguished author's life. It is a mix of memoir, jigsaw history and the strange delights of puzzling. James Boswell described the 'innocent soothing relief from melancholy' of playing draughts, and Margaret Drabble - among countless others - has found a similar solace from assembling jigsaws. In "The Pattern in the Carpet", she describes the history of this uniquely British form of meditation, from its ...

The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws 2010, Mariner Books

ISBN-13: 9780547386096

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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws 2010, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843546207

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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws 2009, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780547241449

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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws 2009, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843546191

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