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Item ImageA Study in Silver
by David Silver
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128 pages. Paperback.

This is a second collection of humorous bridge stories from the author of Tales out of School. This time Silver turns his satirical eye on the classics of film and literature: Sherlock Holmes, Moby Dick, and even Dracula cannot escape involvement in Professor Silver's adventures. As always, a wide selection of fascinating bridge hands makes the stories even more enjoyable. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge Philosopher 3
by James S. Kauder
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302 pages. Paperback.

He's back! That old curmudgeon, the Bridge Philosopher, is back for a third try at explaining the art of dummy play. He claims that he is losing his memory, but he hasn't lost his ability to reason or to analyze a bridge hand in an instant. And, as usual, he has cogent (often biting) comments to make about the sad state of affairs in the world at large: the rising cost of living; unfunded Social . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageBridge The Silver Way
by David Silver
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192 pages. Paperback.

A wonderful general interest book for all players. If you've read Silver's A Study in Silver or Tales out of School you're sure to love this book as well. David Silver's first two books of humorous bridge stories have received terrific reviews, and this new collection will be welcome by his many fans. Our familiar cast of characters (Wright Cardinal, Brad Bullock, Bruce Gowdy, and of course, Prof . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCardinal Sins
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

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 is a further collection of highly entertaining stories from the monastery with, of course, a mass of brilliant and instructive bridge. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCelestial Cardplay
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

As ever, the irascible Abbot makes his acerbic presence felt and the long-suffering fraternity diverts itself with much entertaining and excitingly interesting Bridge, in the 10th collection of this celebrated series. 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 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageClassic Kantar
by Eddie Kantar
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192 pages. Paperback.

Eddie Kantar is not only one of today's best bridge writers, he's also one of the funniest. His two previous collections, Bridge Humor and The Best of Eddie Kantar, have been out of print for some years, and are still much sought after. For Classic Kantar, Eddie has selected the very best stories from the two previous books, and has added many new ones. As always, he pokes fun at the top experts, . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageCut For Partners
by S. J. Simon
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128 pages. Paperback.

Reprint of the long out of print sequel to "Why You Lose at Bridge" featuring the four unforgettable, fictional players: The Unlucky Expert, Mrs. Guggenheim, Mr. Smug, and Futile Willie. "Cut for Partners" chronicles further adventures of the foursome introduced earlier. But where "Why You Lose" . . . emphasized technique first, the author's theories second, and entertainment third, the follow-up . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageDoubled And Venerable
Further Miracles Of Card Play
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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192 pages. Paperback.

This is the third book in the Monastery series featuring the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus, whose exploits delight readers the world over. The style and humor of the narrative enhance the bridge deals, which are of considerable technical interest. 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 . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageFrank Stewart's Bridge Club
by Frank Stewart
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200 pages. Paperback.

Frank Stewart's Bridge Club is no ordinary place. It is the regular haunt of a cast of somehow familiar players: Unlucky Louie, against whom no one ever makes a wrong bid or play; Grapefruit, a man with an unnaturally sour disposition; Cy the Cynic, who knows that the Fates will conspire against him whatever he does; Minnie Bottoms, who tends to mix up jacks and kings but always somehow finds the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageGo Ahead Laugh!
Bridge Humor by Jude Goodwin
by Jude Goodwin
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160 pages. Paperback.

Jude Goodwin's Table Talk cartoons have been appearing for more than 30 years in the American Contract Bridge League's Bulletin. They capture life the way it really is at the bridge table, whether you play in tournaments or with your family in the kitchen. Flip through the pages, and you'll see familiar situations, partners and opponents. And Jude will make you laugh at yourself for taking this g . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageHuman Bridge Errors
Volume 1 of Infinity
by Chthonic • Danny Kleinman • Nick Straguzzi
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232 pages. Paperback.

Chthonic, the irascible bridge-playing computer, is back. This time, he's attempting to teach humans a little about the game of bridge - not in order to turn them into competent players, as he recognizes that is impossible. But he thinks he may be able to get the reader to the point where his cell phone won't laugh at him behind his back every time he plays a card. Each chapter of this wickedly f . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageIt's All In The Game
The Fun Side Of Winning Bridge
by Robert Ewen • Jeff Rubens
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236 pages. Paperback.

Expert-level bridge is a serious game but that doesn't mean it can't be wild, wacky and downright fun! In this humorous book, Bob Ewen and Jeff Rubens bring us some of the funniest bridge stories ever collected. The bridge is top-notch, and the zany cast of characters and their escapades are unforgettable. Come join them and take a look into the fun side of winning bridge! . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageMiracles of Card Play
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

The first title in a renowned series of hilarious stories that remains without equal in the bridge world. Detailing the fictitious exploits of the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus, this uproarious collection of adventures includes their involvement in the Gold Cup, the Hubert Phillips Bowl, the National intermonastery championship, and a mission to Africa to convert the Bozwambi tribe to the Ac . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorth of the Master Solvers' Club
The Bridge Writings of Frank Vine
by Frank Vine
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184 pages. Paperback.

A comprehensive collection of classic writing. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageNorthern Lights
by Ray Lee • Linda Lee
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192 pages. Paperback.

Here's a bridge book that's just good fun! We don't guarantee that you won't learn anything while you're reading it, but that's not the main purpose of this book. Here are just a few of the things you'll get to do in these pages: Think about whether it's better to be lucky or good; Learn Colbert's Rules, and when to apply them; Find out how Restricted Choice applies to TV game shows; Study the S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImagePlay It Again, Slam
Pastiches and Parodies
by Phillip King • Robert King
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128 pages. Paperback.

This is the fifth book in the entertaining series of bridge novellas based on the writings of famous authors. The Fall of Freddie Haversham is a parody of the writing of Somerset Maugham. Play it Again, Slam breaks new ground by being based on a film - Casablanca. Finally The Bridge of Spies is an original story in the style of the best crime and gangster writers. * The authors have selected the . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageReturn Of The Bridge Philosopher
by James S. Kauder
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232 pages. Paperback.

In his first collection of stories, The Bridge Philosopher proved to be brutally honest, self deprecating, funny, and good at explaining bridge. In this sequel, thirty years in the making, good old B.P. is as crotchety as ever, and just as funny. He has some things to say to the ACBL and he's certainly not happy with artificial sweeteners. Bets of all, he's still giving you insights into the r . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSaints and Sinners
The St. Titus Bridge Challenge
by David Bird • Tim Bourke
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192 pages. Paperback.

David Bird's witty stories about the bridge-playing monks of St. Titus and their obnoxious Abbot have formed the basis of six previous collections, and appear regularly in bridge magazines throughout North America and the UK. This seventh book in the canon is presented in a new quiz format, so that you can try to solve the bridge problems before the monks encounter them. At the end of the book, a . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageSomehow We Landed In Six Notrump
by David Bird
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190 pages. Paperback.

World's finest players tackle all manner of 6NT contracts, plus humorous short stories. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageTales Out of School
by David Silver
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128 pages. Paperback.

Move over Victor Mollo and David Bird! Fans of the Hideous Hog, the Abbot, and the Rabbi will find a new hero among the halls of Mohican College (the last of the community colleges to be established). Tales out of School is a collection of humorous bridge stories from the witty and satirical pen of David Silver. It will delight readers with the adventures of his alter ego, the hapless Professor S . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot's Great Sacrifice
by David Bird
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144 pages. Paperback.

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. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Abbot, The Witchdoctor And The Disastrous Double
by David Bird
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128 pages. Paperback.

In this eleventh collection in the celebrated series of humorous revelations about the bridge-playing monks of St Titus, 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 will know what to e . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Bridge Player Who Laughed
Modern Bridge Series
by Ron Klinger
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144 pages. Paperback.

There are two types of comic stories about bridge: Those that depend on some general characteristic of the game or its players, and those that relate to a particular layout of the cards. This wide-ranging collection not only encompasses both types, it also contains pearls of wisdom for those in special situations (in particular, if married to one's partner). A wide-ranging group of fun stories an . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Naked Bridge Player and other stories
by David Silver
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160 pages. Paperback.

Professor Silver is back! The hero of Tales Out of School, A Study in Silver, and Bridge The Silver Way takes on new opponents as the author finds fresh literary targets to lampoon. Yes, the man who brought us the Silver Certainty Principle, the Eastwood convention ("Do you feel lucky, partner?") and the concept of the supremacy of the heart suit in bridge now takes aim at The Matrix ("Will you c . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Principle of Restricted Talent
by Danny Kleinman • Nick Straguzzi
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196 pages. Paperback.

An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Institute, whose opinion of his own bridge expertise d . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageThe Rabbi's Magic Trick
More Kosher Bridge
by David Bird • Ron Klinger
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128 pages. Paperback.

A collection of stories about the bridge-playing rabbi, this book gives a plausible account of a rabbi gambling his holiday money in a high-stake rubber game against three wealthy Arabs, and a synagogue team facing a team of Catholic priests and nuns. . . . read more.

                                   
Item ImageUnholy Tricks
by Terence Reese • David Bird
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160 pages. Paperback.

In this further collection of bridge tales involving the eccentric monks of St. Titus, the brothers become involved in duplicate matches against nuns, visiting Italians, and even the local police. All this in addition to their usual rubber bridge games--and they play for surprisingly high stakes at the monastery. . . . read more.