104pp | Paperback | ISBN 978-1-897106-33-4
$21.95 $19.95 £12.95
Categories: Bidding | Beginner | Declarer Play | Defense | Novice | Canadian Authors
It doesn't matter whether you know a heart from a spade right now - by the time you finish this book you'll be able to enjoy a social game of bridge with your friends.
Barbara Seagram's 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know continues to be a bestselling book year after year, and her books on the game have more than 250,000 copies in print in four languages. This new book, for complete beginners, is based on the material that Barbara uses in her own classes to introduce hundreds of new players to the game every year.
Every aspect of the game of bridge is covered - bidding, declarer play, defensive cardplay and scoring - with user-friendly tips, stories and quizzes to help you have fun while you learn. As well, Karen Lampert's cartoons will bring a smile to your face and help you remember key points as you work through the lessons. Use this book on your own or with three friends - it works equally well both ways. And at the end of it, you'll be able to play the most popular card game the world over.
Now available in Spanish!
Please contact Lorett Rodríguez Schaefer at her email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in ordering a Spanish version of Beginning Bridge.
Barbara Seagram (Toronto, Canada) ran one of the largest and most successful bridge clubs and bridge schools in N. America. After selling the club in 2007, she now concentrates solely on teaching and organizing her popular bridge cruises. An ABTA Master Teacher, Barbara has been involved in many of MPP's most successful titles, most notably 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. With more than 200,000 copies in print in English alone, this book is the bestselling bridge title since Charles Goren was writing in the 1950s. It has been translated into Japanese, French, Danish and German.
Linda Lee (Toronto, Canada) is a retired project management executive who now spends much of her time playing bridge and writing about the game. A multiple Canadian champion who has represented her country several times at the world level, her blog http://linda.bridgeblogging.com is one of the most popular bridge blogs on the net. Her books range from beginner texts to a revised and updated edition of Clyde Love's classic Bridge Squeezes Complete.
"An ideal beginner's manual for the general reader wanting to learn the fundamentals of this popular pastime. A core addition to school and community library collections."
— Mid-West Book Review
"A laudable effort that I would recommend as an introduction to bridge."
— The Toronto Star
"The graphic and layout provide a very clear presentation. Aspects of cardplay are mentioned in the earliest chapters (avoiding the common error of frontloading the bidding). There are lots of helpful quizzes, and the chatty writing welcomes newcomers. Cartoons by Karen Lampert work hand-in-glove with the breezy style."
— The Bridge World
"Another winner for Barbara Seagram. By the end of the 11-lesson course, a beginning bridge player has been given all the information needed to play with friends, online, or in a novice game at the club."
— Pat Harrington, American Bridge Teachers' Association
"This is a terrific teaching text. If you've ever had the experience of bridge-playing friends asking you for a recommendation for a book that teaches beginning basics, this would be a great suggestion."
— ACBL Bulletin
"A good beginning bridge book... all the basics of bidding and play are covered. [Even if you have played a little before], if you pick this book up and master most of it, the next time you sit down to play with your social foursome you might just have a little surprise for them."
— The Denver Post