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The Flare Path Jigsaw Club

Sir Francis Drake was halfway through one when the Spanish Armada arrived. Charles Lindbergh completed eight during his momentous transatlantic flight. Legendary Stalingrad sniper Vasily Zaytsev claimed they sharpened observational skills, improved manual dexterity, and helped alleviate tension in hospital waiting rooms… jigsaw puzzles have enjoyed a long and intimate relationship with warfare and transport. This week in The Flare Path I celebrate that age-old link by throwing open the doors of a jigsaw club specially designed for people who’d rather piece together aeroplanes and angry houses than kittens and kitsch cottages. Read the rest of this entry »