The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

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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 earliest incarnation in dissected maps (which were used as teaching tools in the eighteenth century), to the amazing variety of cut-outs that have continued to amuse children and adults until the present. Along the way we ...

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

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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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