205pp | ISBN 978-1-77140-213-2
$22.95 $18.95 £14.95
Categories: Honors eBooks | Honors Books | Bridge Fiction
Nick Smith's first book, Bridge Literature, was originally published by Cadogan Books in 1993 and has since been acclaimed as one of the quirky classics of the game. More Bridge Literature takes a similar form, as a set of parodies of well-known works of English literature.
King Lear finds himself playing for France, Winnie-the-Pooh makes his first slam and Lady Bracknell proves hard to impress. Sherlock Holmes' deductive skills fail him for once, Robinson Crusoe takes drastic action and there's a lot of fumbling under the table at Cold Comfort Farm. More Bridge Literature is an irreverent and humorous take on much-loved literary classics.
Most of the deals are also presented in quiz-form. Readers are encouraged to attempt these declarer-play problems before reading the stories in which the deals are located. But be warned — these may be the toughest single-dummy problems ever published! If you solve even half of these, you are a current or future international player.
Nick Smith (Oxford, UK) is an expert bridge player as well as the author of numerous novels and plays. Among his books are Bridge Literature (Cadogan, 1993) and (with Julian Pottage) Bridge Behind Bars (MPP, 2009).