A warm, funny and fascinating memoir told through a cryptic crossword
David Astle is a Melbourne-based writer of non-fiction, fiction and drama. He co-hosts Letters and Numbers (the Australian version of Countdown) as the dictionary expert, and his crosswords appear in Australian papers The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
A fascinating and cleverly original collection of brain-teasers into which we can all (including me!) dip with great pleasure. -- Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse
I used to regret not being born Catholic because it meant I'd been denied the joys of self-flagellation. Then I discovered DA and he solved my problem. -- Bill Leak, cartoonist for The Australian (and anagram of Killable)
He's the Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords. A complete mindf**k. -- Geoffrey Rush, actor and anagram of 'Gruffy Heroes'