Trapeze has landed the follow-up to last year’s gift book runaway hit The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book (Trapeze).
The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain challenges readers to map their way around the country in 40 regional maps, with hundreds of puzzles, brainteasers, navigational tests, word games, code-crackers, anagrams and mathematical conundrums.
Publisher Anna Valentine acquired world rights for the book from Adam Gauntlett at PFD. It will be published in trade paperback on 17th October.
The original puzzler was a smash hit in the run-up to Christmas, and has shifted 152,854 UK print copies for £1.65m since its publication last October.
Valentine said: “Working with the Ordnance Survey is a privilege and a joy – and as is evident from the phenomenal success of their first puzzle book, it is a heritage brand that holds a special place in the nation’s heart. I’m so excited to be continuing our successful relationship with them with the publication of The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain – a book that offers more brainteasing map-based puzzles, while simultaneously moving the genre on. I can’t wait to see which area of Britain emerges triumphant in this nationwide publishing event.”
To celebrate the announcement, Trapeze is launching an interactive cover reveal across eight days starting on 17th June, with people invited to answer of series of questions and unlock the next section. There will be brainteasers to flex people’s minds, and the opportunity to win a bundle of Ordnance Survey merchandising and books.
M.d. of Ordnance Survey Leisure Nick Giles said: “We were delighted with the coverage and sales of last year’s book, and it has been a pleasure to work on the follow up. The Trapeze team have been great throughout, from the opening discussion around how to evolve the concept, to the care and attention to detail shown in the latter stages of the project. It’s clear we share the same appetite for iconic publishing that is both clever and inclusive. We can’t wait for customers to get their hands on it.”