About this book
A mix of memoir, jigsaw history and the timeless delight of puzzles. The jigsaw is a uniquely British form of meditation, used since Roman times to the present day. Interspersed throughout the history of the game are recollections and memories from the author.
Explains the jigsaw puzzle. This book combines the jigsaw history and the strange delights of puzzling. It describes the history of this British form of meditation, from its earliest incarnation as a dissected map, used as a teaching tool in the late eighteenth century, to the other cut-outs and mosaics that have amused children and adults.