The Abbot The Parrot And The Bermuda Bowl

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The Abbot The Parrot And The Bermuda Bowl

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 1474600786
Genre : Games
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In this edition, the pompous and self-important Abbot spots a chance to take part in that Holy Grail of Bridge - the Bermuda Bowl world championships. Casting all ethics aside, he pursues this dream. Partnered by the Parrot, with the Witchdoctor, Mbozi, Mrs Okoku and Miss Nabooba as team-mates, he travels to India's Chennai and faces many of the world's real-life players. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of amazing bridge, entertaining characters and sparkling dialogue.
Category: Games

The Abbot S Return To Earth

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 1474603785
Genre : Games
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The pompous and self-important Abbot returns from his heroics in the Chennai Bermuda Bowl to discover that his fellow monks have taken little interest in this adventure. It is no easy matter for him to once again endure the aggravating ups and downs, familiar to us all, of life as a bridge player. The Abbot plays matches and duplicate sessions against a range of colourful opponents. How can it be that a battle-hardened veteran of the Bermuda Bowl cannot always sweep such moderate opposition aside? Claude Yorke-Smith, his overbearing brother from Devon pays the monastery a visit. The Abbot spends a week in the Convent of Hilda's and is shocked by the severe attitude of the Mother of Discipline. In the final part of the book, the Abbot is visited by his partner from Chennai, the Parrot. How will the bridge players of Hampshire react to such a feathered and outspoken opponent?
Category: Games

The Abbot The Witchdoctor And The Disastrous Double

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297867199
Genre : Fiction
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The 11th title in the celebrated series of humorous revelations about the bridge-playing monks of St Titus. For more than three decades, David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St Titus have appeared in magazines around the world. In this eleventh collection in book form, the pompous and self-important Abbot travels to the Upper Bhumpopo mission in Africa. He plays against the Witchdoctor, the Parrot, Mrs Okuku and Miss Nabooba, Mhozi and Mjubu - characters that are familiar from earlier books in the series. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of excellent bridge, entertaining characters and sparkling dialogue.
Category: Fiction

The Abbot And The Sensational Squeeze

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297866281
Genre : Fiction
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David Bird has surpassed even himself and his inimitable combination of scintillating bridge and humour will swell the ranks of the cognoscenti with equally delighted new recruits. If you are not already happily enrolled, join now!
Category: Fiction

The Abbot S Great Sacrifice

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0304366137
Genre : Games
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In this eighth collection of stories featuring the bridge-crazy monks of St. Titus, the pompous Abbot suffers more than his share of the game’s aggravations. David Bird once again treats readers to a first-class mix of exhilarating bridge and hilarious dialogue.
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Doubled And Venerable

Author : Terence Reese
ISBN : 0297860909
Genre : Games
File Size : 80.40 MB
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'A delightful bridge book which is as amusing and droll as it is instructive' ENGLISH BRIDGE DOUBLED AND VENERABLE is the third title in Terence Reese's and David Bird's collection of stories about the bridge-playing monks of St Titus whose exploits delight readers the world over. The huge success of these books lies not only in their being extremely funny but also in their being instructional as they are crammed with gems of bridge bidding and play. 'DOUBLED AND VENERABLE is a splendid buy to cheer these politically-saturated days. It is entertainment of the highest quality.' OXFORD TIMES
Category: Games

Celestial Cardplay

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297858327
Genre : Games
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David Bird's hilarious accounts of the bridge-playing monks of St Titus are famous throughout the bridge world. These new stories are heavenly - funny and also instructive. Readers of David Bird's humorous bridge stories will give a delighted welcome to this new addition to the celebrated series. As ever, the irascible Abbot makes his acerbic presence felt and the long-suffering fraternity diverts itself with much entertaining and excitingly interesting bridge. For more than 30 years, David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St Titus have appeared in magazines around the world. In this tenth collection in book form, the pompous and self-important Abbot hosts a tricky visit from Monsignor Vecchio, a representative of the Vatican authorities. Everything must be done to ensure that the visitor, a very moderate bridge player, finishes well in the monastery duplicate. In another story, the Abbot visits the Convent of St Hilda's and is not overjoyed to be put in partnership with the 80-year-old Mother of Discipline. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of excellent bridge, entertaining characters and sparkling dialogue.
Category: Games

Cardinal Sins

Author : Terence Reese
ISBN : 0297864432
Genre : Fiction
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The fourth volume in the celebrated series of stories featuring the bridge-playing monks of St Titus. Vastly entertaining and brilliantly instructive. The card-play exploits of the monks at St Titus have a special place in bridge literature and their fame has now spread round the world. This collection of highly entertaining and absorbing stories from the monastery includes a further hilarious interlude with the missionary monks and the celebrated bridge-playing parrot in the Bozwambi jungle. 'The fourth volume sees the authors at their best, wickedly funny ... The principal feature that makes Reese's and Bird's efforts stand apart, more even than the entertainment factor, is the fact that the hands they use are of genuine interest.' BRIDGE MAGAZINE
Category: Fiction

Divine Intervention

Author : Terence Reese
ISBN : 029785559X
Genre : Games
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"First published in Great Britain in 1995."
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Kosher Bridge

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297868675
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 42.50 MB
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Excruciatingly funny Jewish stories coupled with brilliant bridge. Two famous authors, David Bird of England and Ron Klinger of Australia, have joined forces to present a feast of bridge with a Jewish flavor. The main character, the Rabbi, kindly and considerate and the star performer, has a gentle sense of fun that pervades the book. This is counter-pointed, as one might expect in a book from David Bird, by the uproarious and often caustic exchanges between the Rabbi's companions as some remarkable sequences unfold at the bridge table. The bridge is excellent and the stories, spiced with the inimitable Jewish sense of humor, are a delectable mix of the sweet and the acidulous.
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The Rabbi And The Weaker Sex

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297868691
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 47.86 MB
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David Bird and Ron Klinger made a great hit with KOSHER BRIDGE, which was enthusiatically applauded world-wide by the leading bridge critics. In THE RABBI AND THE WEAKER SEX, the retitled KOSHER BRIDGE 2, the cast returns in splendid form and the Rabbi, kindly and considerate, maintains an essential balance between the hilariously warring factions and the excellence of the bridge ensures that readers will be properly instructed while being immoderately entertained. If you did not read the first book you can start with this one. We guarantee you will come back for more.
Category: Fiction

Unholy Tricks

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297853503
Genre : Games
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Reese and Bird's Monastery titles are regarded as the leading humorous bridge books. UNHOLY TRICKS is one of the funniest. UNHOLY TRICKS by Terence Reese and David Bird is a further collection of bridge tales involving the eccentric monks of St Titus. In addition to their usual rubber bridge games - and they play for surprisingly high stakes at the monastery - the monks become involved in duplicate matches against nuns, visiting Italians and even the local police. 'Once again the collaboration of Reese and Bird has produced an amusing narrative with many excellent and instructive hands.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'We can't remember when we have chuckled so much over a bridge book.' THE BRIDGE WORLD
Category: Games

Famous Bridge Disasters

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297867806
Genre : Games
File Size : 84.97 MB
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A vastly entertaining book combining learning with laughter. This is its fourth impression. In this hugely entertaining book David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. There are two reasons for studying such disasters - you can learn from them and (yes!) you can enjoy them. In common with the previous books in this mini-series, you will be directly involved in the action at various stages, invited to make your own choice of bid, lead or play. This is excitement in itself, for the hands are all taken from top-class matches.
Category: Games

All Hands On Deck

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0575068477
Genre : Games
File Size : 55.30 MB
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Bridge cruises are all the rage and here David Bird, the number one humorous bridge writer, provides a feast of hilariously funny stories in exotic settings and, of course, some excellent bridge. The players disembark at various ports of call, encountering bridge adventures in Morocco, Italy, Israel, Yemen, and India.
Category: Games

The Rabbi S Magic Trick

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297869914
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 60.83 MB
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Learn and laugh with the Rabbi and his friends. David Bird, the world's leading humorous bridge writer, joins forces again with Ron Klinger, one of the world's best-known bridge teachers and authors. The result is a scintillating new collection of stories about the bridge-playing Rabbi. Where else would you find an unnervingly plausible account of a Rabbi gambling his holiday money in a high-stake rubber game against three wealthy Arabs? And where might you chance upon a parable such as the Synagogue team facing a team of Catholic priests and nuns (hired professionals!) as part of the St Benedict Commemoration celebrations? As readers of KOSHER BRIDGE and THE RABBI AND THE WEAKER SEX (previously KOSHER BRIDGE 2) will expect, the humor is sparkling and the bridge brilliant. Sit back, hold tight, and enjoy this vastly entertaining book.
Category: Games & Activities

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0304361151
Genre : Games
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The excruciatingly funny sequel to ALL HANDS ON DECK!, with brilliant true-to-life bridge on a cruise liner. David Bird is acknowledged as the world¿s best when it comes to humorous bridge fiction. As the bridge cruise traverses the Far East, the bridge organiser, Richard Knight, visits Pat Pong - the notorious red-light district of Bangkok - and is enticed by three attractive Thai girls into a bridge game. Other hilarious adventures take place in a drug den in Hong Kong, in backpacker land in Bali, in a Shinto monastery in Kyoto, and in the Double Bay Club in Sydney. A mixture of top-class bridge, exhilarating narrative and a host of true-to-life characters.
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Beaten By The Masters

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0304357715
Genre : Games
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Outrageously funny stories about bridge in a prep school. The cast is as eccentric as in all David Bird's books, and the bridge is top class, naturally. David Bird, known world-wide for his tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St Titus, moves to a hilarious new setting. Bridge is a compulsory subject at Cholmeley school and a host of vibrant characters participate in the action. Madame Baguette, the Senior French mistress, chases any master whose hair is still where it should be. They, meanwhile, turn a roving eye towards Yvonne Guitton, the nubile Junior French mistress. And woe betide any unhappy boy (or member of staff) who finds himself partnering the irascible headmaster. As with all David Bird's books, it is not just a matter of the readers being convulsed with laughter. The bridge is as brilliant as ever, and by the time the final episode is reached, much sound bridge instruction has been painlessly absorbed. Which is more than can be said for those poor unfortunates caught playing a torch-lit rubber after lights-out.
Category: Games

Miracles Of Card Play

Author : Terence Reese
ISBN : 0297844946
Genre : Games
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The first title in this hilarious world-famous series MIRACLES OF CARD PLAY led the way for the hugely entertaining series of stories about the bridge-playing monks of St Titus. It would be no exaggeration to say that this series of hilarious stories is without equal in the world bridge and is a tribute to the bridge and writing skills of two very distinguished authors. 'MIRACLES OF CARD PLAY attains a new high in entertainment for bridge players at all levels ... Marvellous fun.' - OXFORD TIMES
Category: Games

Heavenly Contracts

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0297853538
Genre : Games
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Hilarious encounters ensue when the St Francis of Assisi Swiss bridge team goes up against a team of monks from southern Germany and some equally incomprehensible friars from Scotland. The show-down comes in a final match against their old rivals, the nuns of St Hilda's.
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Famous Leads And Defences

Author : David Bird
ISBN : 0575065974
Genre : Games
File Size : 83.82 MB
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This is a collection of famous opening leads and key decisions in defence. On each deal, David Bird sets the scene and leaves the choice of which card to play to the reader, who can compare his efforts with those of the champion who originally held the cards.
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