260pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-894154-16-1
Categories: Bridge Humor | Bridge Fiction
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This new collection of David Silver's humorous bridge stories will be welcomed by his many fans around the world. This time with the assistance of Australian bridge hand connoisseur and collector Tim Bourke, the redoubtable Professor Silver again ventures into the realms of literary parody. Astute readers will recognize versions of the works of Hemingway, Dickens, and other literary giants, while movie buffs will enjoy the bridge versions of Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and Star Trek: TNG. And when the professor takes on Death himself in the ultimate post-mortem analysis, you just know who's going to come out a winner.
David Silver (1935-2017) is known for his hilarious tales of life as an educator, and for literary classics retold in a bridge setting. For more than twenty years, his 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.
Tim Bourke is a world-renowned collector and creator of interesting bridge hands, which he regularly supplies to authors such as David Bird and David Silver. He also personally owns what is probably the world's largest bridge library and is often consulted as an expert on matters of bridge bibliography. He lives with his wife Margaret, an Australian international player, in Canberra, Australia.
— New York Times
"Every book by Silver has a golden lining"
— Toronto Star
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