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The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781398712300

Price: £16.99

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The extraordinary, gloriously uplifting and hotly-anticipated debut novel from Samuel Burr – available to pre-order now!



‘Utterly beautiful. I adored it’ JOANNA CANNON

‘Hugely uplifting and wonderful’ AJ PEARCE

‘A ripping yarn full of warmth and wonder’ BETH MORREY

Sometimes finding your place in the world is the greatest puzzle of all…

Clayton Stumper is an enigma.

He might be twenty-five years old, but he dresses like your grandad and drinks sherry like your aunt.

Abandoned at birth on the steps of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, he was raised by the sharpest minds in the British Isles and finds himself amongst the last survivors of a fading institution.

When the esteemed crossword compiler, Pippa Allsbrook, passes away, she bestows her final puzzle to him: a promise to reveal the mystery of his parentage and prepare him for his future.

Yet as Clay begins to unpick the clues, he uncovers something even the Fellowship have never been able to solve – and it’s a secret that will change everything…

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Readers are loving The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers!

‘Absolutely wonderful. A beautiful story of love and friendship’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Quirky and joyful. A delight to read with lovely characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A charming tale. Original and uplifting and an absolute ode to not just friendship but fellowship’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Such a joyful book. A unique storyline, the characters are wonderful and it’s really uplifting’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Truly, the most joyous of books!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Reviews

Such a perfect blend of found family . . . A gem of a book.
KRISTEN PERRIN
Brilliant, funny, clever, quirky
ERICKA WALLER
Full of the most enchanting characters
ANTSEY HARRIS
A lovely read - warm, amusing and engaging. There is abundant pleasure on offer here
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, Author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Clever & layered, a secret that keeps you turning the pages, & most of all real, flawed characters.
GEORGINA MOORE
An intriguing story of love and family . . . Funny, wise and revealing
KEITH STUART
Fiendishly clever, intricately plotted and beautifully written, The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers is a classic in the making.
VERONICA HENRY
From crossword clues and codes to the biggest puzzle of all: who we really are. [This novel] is infused with warmth and a sense of community. A joy.
S.J BENNETT
A dazzling and unique debut.
SARAH J. HARRIS
Utterly beautiful, such a wonderful story told with kindness, elegance and understanding.
JOANNA CANNON
Very special. It's original, quirky and adorable.
MATT CAIN
Bursting with love and hope . . . This is the kind of book the world needs right now.
JENNIE GODFREY
Samuel Burr has created a delightful conundrum that he unpicks with wit and empathy. A puzzle that's a treat to complete!
BETH MORREY
A real breath of fresh air, Samuel Burr's debut novel is one of those rare books that seems to arrive just when it's needed the most.
AJ PEARCE
With this book, Burr establishes himself as one of the most important writers of his generation.
AWAIS KHAN
'Bursting with humour, humanity and wit. A delightful treat for puzzle fans and anyone who has a heart'
JANICE HALLETT