A RYEDALE quizzer had published a collection of 100 puzzles will hold fans of Charles Dickens entertained for hours.

Charles Dickens Puzzles comes from the keyboard of Julian Morgan, a member of the team which sets Latin crosswords for The Times newspaper and the puzzle master of the ARGO magazine, which publishes his ancient Greek crosswords.

All the material is based on the Dickens' major works and lifetime: from Samuel Pickwick to Edwin Drood, you will find it here.

The content includes crosswords, word searches, anagrams, cryptic challenges and sudokus.

Special Bumble ratings have been assigned to each puzzle, ranging from the easiest level at One Bumble to the hardest at Five Bumbles.

Beginner or expert, all should enjoy working or bumbling their way through these challenges but the solutions in the back will help if problems are encountered.

Julian’s fascination with writing puzzles has led to the creation of 16 books of

them so far.

Copies of the new book are already on sale at the Charles Dickens Museum in London and the Dickens House Museum in Broadstairs.

Julian said: "Once I realised that I had read all 15 of the major novels, I decided I was ready to take on this enormous task. I hope that these puzzles will be enjoyed by fans of Dickens all around the world now."

Emily Bell, Editor of the Dickensian magazine, said: "The book is very well pitched, carefully introduced, clearly laid out, and would offer a challenge to even the most well read Dickensian."

For further information go to https://www.j-progs.com/CDP/CDP.html