Bridge Behind Bars

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“There was a loud metallic thud as the outside door closed behind Timothy Newman. So this is my new home then, he thought. Prison. Clink. The slammer. Prison is no place for an ordinary, law-abiding, middle-class guy like me, he reflected. Not even Great Yarborough Prison.”

But it turns out that prison life in Great Yarborough has a silver lining for Tim — bridge. An expert player, he finds that his ability earns him unlooked-for respect amongst his fellow-prisoners, many of whom pass their ‘time’ at the card ...
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Overview

“There was a loud metallic thud as the outside door closed behind Timothy Newman. So this is my new home then, he thought. Prison. Clink. The slammer. Prison is no place for an ordinary, law-abiding, middle-class guy like me, he reflected. Not even Great Yarborough Prison.”

But it turns out that prison life in Great Yarborough has a silver lining for Tim — bridge. An expert player, he finds that his ability earns him unlooked-for respect amongst his fellow-prisoners, many of whom pass their ‘time’ at the card table. This is a bridge novel filled with unusual characters and great deals -- and a bridge game that gives new meaning to the term 'cut-throat'!
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"A lively and unusual title."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897106426
  • Publisher: Master Point Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Pottage (Wales) is well-known as one of the world's best creators of problem hands. His MPP books include the IBPA Book of the Year award-winning Play or Defend?

Nick Smith: Bridge Behind Bars was a second bridge book for Nick Smith (Oxford, England). His first was the acclaimed Bridge Literature (Cadogan, 1992) which consisted of a series of parodies of well-known works of English Literature, e.g. Macbeth, Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, re-cast as bridge stories. For instance, it features King Lear playing a series of hands with his three daughters to determine who will inherit the kingdom.
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