180pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-206-4
$22.95 $18.95 £14.95
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12th-Century bridge adventures
Journey back to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle in David Bird’s fourth book of Robin Hood bridge stories. The 32 stories contain well over 100 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned.
The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Outlaws — also their arch-enemies, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his hapless side-kick, Sir Guy of Gisborne. Joining in the fun are a host of nuns, novices, priests, bishops, Wise Wynfryth (a witch), Maid Marian’s girlfriends, soldiers, serfs, horse traders, landlords, barmaids, undertakers, lords and ladies of the court and their vulnerable young daughters. The deals played are ingenious and the adventures hilarious. Robin Hood’s Hold-up is a sequel to the popular Arrow Through the Heart, also available from Master Point Press.
David Bird (Southampton, UK) is the world's most prolific bridge writer, with 150 bridge books to his name. Known for the clarity of his writing and explanations, he has won the American Bridge Teachers' Association Book of the Year Award a record nine times. His celebrated humorous fiction series, featuring the cantankerous Abbot, has run for over 45 years.
This is the fourth collection of stories about the outlaws, but there is no shortage of originality in the thirty-two tales. The cast of characters is extensive, and it is these personalities, and their verbal exchanges, that bring much of the humour to the tales. As we have come to expect, the bridge hands are interesting and instructive in equal measure. These two aspects together - the humour and the well-pitched hands - mean that this and its companion books appeal to a wide range of bridge players, from beginner plus to world class.
— A New Bridge Magazine Date: 2019-08-12