Janusian Press

Puzzled: A History of Jigsaw Puzzles

From French spies to Flemish painters, Lincoln’s beard to beer can patents, child labour laws to the Great Depression – Puzzled is not your typical history book.

This is a captivating and colourful journey through the history of jigsaw puzzles, over time and around the world. Puzzled tracks the evolution of the jigsaw puzzle from expensive collectibles available only to society’s elite, to a mass-produced commodity enjoyed by millions the world over.

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Do you have a missing jigsaw puzzle piece… or pieces? I am here to help. I will send you the file to recreate a lost piece and make your jigsaw puzzle whole once again.

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Buy your jigsaw puzzles and puzzle essentials – sorting trays, book + puzzle combos, stunning literature-themed puzzles, and even a whopping 40,320 jigsaw!

Puzzled – The Extra Pieces

There were so many things that could have gone into the book, but we just couldn’t fit them all – so we have included them here for you on our website!