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W&N Bridge TPB September £10.99 128pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 297 86874 3 ebook: £10.99 978 0 297 86875 0

DAVID BIRD The Headmaster, the Matron and the Scissors Coup Follow-up to the admired Beaten by the Masters, by the author of the acclaimed Monastery series. As in Beaten by the Masters, a host of entertaining characters face each other at the bridge table – the school Matron, the fearsome Headmaster, the ancient Reverend Benson, the much loved senior maths master, Bertie Bellis, overbearing school prefects and terrified younger boys – with Bridge Magazine writing: ‘Each of David Bird’s books features some great bridge, and that tradition carries on here with some good technical points, and a few humorous expeditions into the hinterlands of bridge. Excellent bridge, amusing characters, and some great dialogue’. • Followers of David Bird’s work will know what to expect – a first-rate mix of excellent bridge, amusing characters and sparkling dialogue. • Master Bridge Series in association with

Peter Crawley David Bird is recognised as the world’s leading humorous bridge writer, and also the most prolific – with more than 100 books to his name.

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Location: Chandlers Ford, Hants Available for Interview

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W&N Bridge TPB September £10.99 128pp 198 x 129mm 978 0 297 86869 9

DAVID BIRD, RON KLINGER The Rabbi and the Weaker Sex From the world’s two leading humorous bridge writers, both authors are also international bridge names. David Bird and Ron Klinger achieved a hit with Kosher Bridge, which was enthusiastically applauded worldwide by leading bridge critics. In this new edition of The Rabbi and the Weaker Sex (originally published as Kosher Bridge 2), the cast returns in splendid form with the Rabbi, kindly and considerate, maintaining an essential balance between the hilariously warring factions. Combined with the excellence of 57 bridge deals ensures the readers will be properly instructed while being immoderately entertained – a tribute to the talents of two of bridge’s best writers. • Master Bridge Series in association with

Peter Crawley David Bird is recognised as the world’s leading humorous bridge writer and Ron Klinger is also an international bridge player and author.

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Location: David Bird: Chandlers Ford, Hants Ron Klinger: NSW, Australia www.ronklingerbridge.com