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Riddledom with David Astle

By nlaevents - 9 October 2015 0

Join David Astle as he plunges into the realm of riddles. In his latest book,Riddledom: 101 Riddles and Their Stories, he uncovers stories, wordplay and linguistic deceptions from Pompeiian walls to Dothraki warriors, clay tablets to icy pole sticks. He asks the questions posed of our world since antiquity, unlocking culture one conundrum at a time.

Astle has been called by actor Geoffrey Rush “the Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords” for the inventiveness of his crosswords which appear in theSydney Morning Herald and Age under the name DA. As well as penning two books on crosswords, he regularly writes about words in his weekly “Wordplay” column for the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2013, he helped create the word phub (used when someone is ignored in favour of a mobile phone, a portmanteau of phone and snub).

When: Monday 12 October
Time: 6pm
Where: National Library of Australia
Tickets: $10 (Includes refreshments and book signing)

More info: https://www.nla.gov.au/node/8365

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