100pp | ISBN 978-1-897106-95-2
$19.95 $19.95 £13.95
Categories: Bridge Humor | General Interest | Bridge Fiction | Canadian Authors
Victor Molloís Bridge in the Menagerie is on any list of the all-time top ten books on the game. The stories it contains, originally published in Bridge Magazine and The Bridge World, found a world-wide audience in book form. Everyone can relate to the characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), the bridge hands are brilliant, and the stories themselves hilarious. This is the book against which all subsequent attempts at bridge humor are measured.
Bridge in the Menagerie has been out of print for some time, and is reissued now with illustrations by bridge cartoonist Bill Buttle.
The late Victor Mollo (London, UK) is one of the best-loved authors ever to write about bridge. He penned many excellent how-to books on the game (including Card Play Technique, with Nico Gardner) but it is as a humorist, and the author of Bridge in the Menagerie and its sequels, that he is best remembered.
Bill Buttle (1940-2020) was a former dentist who took up drawing cartoons post-retirement. His 'Two's a Crowd' and 'Double Bill' features have been syndicated in newspapers across Canada. Bill's bridge humor was familiar to North Americans since it appears regularly in the ACBL's monthly Bridge Bulletin (circulation approx. 200,000). Read our exclusive interview with Bill Buttle on Teachbridge.com -- http://teachbridge.com/author-spotlight/bill-buttle/
If you havenít read this book in recent years, itís well worth revisiting. If you have never read it, you simply, simply must.
— ACBL Bulletin Date: 2013-07-11
Deservedly one of the most popular bridge books ever. This book set a standard for bridge entertainment that has never been surpassed.
— The Bridge World Date: 2013-05-27
Long out of print, a new edition of an all-time great.
— Tony Jackman, Queensland, Australia Date: 2013-05-27