128pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-0-969846-12-3
Categories: Bridge Humor | Bridge Fiction
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Move over Victor Mollo and David Bird! Fans of the Hideous Hog, the Abbot, and the Rabbi will find a new hero among the halls of Mohican College (the last of the community colleges to be established).
Tales out of School is a collection of humorous bridge stories from the witty and satirical pen of David Silver. It will delight readers with the adventures of his alter ego, the hapless Professor Silver, as he struggles towards his own version of excellence despite a malevolent and incompetent administration and a D-grade student body. And as with Mollo and Bird, Silver's selection of fascinating bridge hands makes his stories even more enjoyable. If you enjoyed A Study in Silver, you will love this one too!
For more than twenty years, David Silver's wickedly witty bridge writings have appeared in the page of such publications as The New York Times, the ACBL Bulletin, The Kibitzer, and Canadian Master Point. A retired professor of English, he lives in Toronto with his wife, Barbara.
Dorothy Hayden Truscott (1925-2006) is one of a handful of candidates with a claim to being the best woman player of all time. She is one of only three women to have represented North America or the United States in the Bermuda Bowl. She won the inaugural Blue Ribbon Pairs in 1963, and it was another 40 years before another woman took home that trophy. In 1966 she was third in the World Open Pairs, still comfortably a high-water mark for a woman competitor. She won twelve medals in WBF events, four of them gold. Her contributions to bidding theory include splinters and DOPI, and her book Bid Better, Play Better is still in print.
"One of the funniest bridge books ever written"
— Ted Horning, Toronto Star
— Alan Truscott, New York Times
"I hope that this author appears with another book soon"
— BRIDGE magazine
"The funniest bridge book I have ever read"
— Bob Sievers, Net Reviews
"Appealed to my sense of humor..."
— Phillip Alder (nationally syndicated column)
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