Victor Mollo's Bridge in the Menagerie is on any list of the all-time top ten books on the game. The stories it contains, originally published in Bridge Magazine and The Bridge World, found a world-wide audience in book form. Everyone can relate to the characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), the bridge hands are brilliant, and the stories themselves hilarious. This is the book against which all subsequent attempts at bridge humor are measured.
Bridge in the Menagerie has been out of print for some time, and is reissued now with illustrations by bridge cartoonist Bill Buttle.
|Publisher:||Master Point Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
The late Victor Mollo (London, UK) is one of the best-loved authors ever to write about bridge. He wrote many excellent how-to books on the game (including the classic Card Play Technique, with Nico Gardener) but it is as a humorist, and the author of Bridge in the Menagerie and its sequels, that he is best remembered.
Table of Contents
Let's Join the Griffins 9
1 Table Up 11
2 Enter the Hideous Hog 21
3 The Hog under the Spotlight 31
4 Confessions of a Hog 39
5 The Hog Takes to Duplicate 51
6 Hog versus Rabbit: a Duel at Duplicate 63
7 Leprechauns versus Gremlins 73
8 Leprechauns versus Gremlins (II) 83
9 Kibitzers Take Arms 93
10 Coups by Kibitzers 105
11 The Hog in the Fourth Dimension 119
12 The Hog and the Rabbit Play Set 131
13 The Rabbit Punch 141
14 The Vanishing Trick 157