The World of Jane Austen, 2022-07-15

I’ve seen puzzles in this series before (there is one about Shakespeare), but I was suspicious of the quality and they’re also expensive, so never bought one. This was lent to me by a friend, and so I finally got to try it. There’s a poster included, and on the other side of the poster there are explanations about the buildings and characters in the puzzle.

The World of Jane Austen, Laurence King Publishing, 1000 pieces. Completed on July 15, 2022.

As expected, the quality was not all that great. I’m pretty sure that if there had been large areas of one colour, it would have been a problem, but with an image like this, it was fine. The pieces were sturdy enough, but all of the same basic shape with two tabs opposite. Did I say all? Well, not quite. Bizarrely, there were two pieces that were different: one with three tabs and one with one:

I have to say, I’ve never seen anything like this before. Doesn’t exactly add up to a good mix of piece shapes 🙂

Despite the boring piece shapes, this puzzle was a blast. It came together very fast, and was a lot of fun.

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2 thoughts on “The World of Jane Austen, 2022-07-15

  1. That is really odd, that in a sea of two-knob-two-hole pieces there are two pieces of a different kind of shape.

    What about the quality didn’t you like?

    There are several of these types of puzzles by Laurance King, I think there’s a Dracula one too.

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    • The problem with quality is mostly precision of the cut, although it’s not much of an issue with a detailed image like this, you can always see if a piece is correctly placed or not. I would definitely do the Dracula, that sounds like fun!

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