1. Moonraker by Ian Fleming
The most celebrated bridge scene in all
literature. See article on Moonraker in
English Bridge, June 2014.
Reproduced with permission of Ian Fleming
Publications Ltd, London; MOONRAKER Copy right
© Ian Fleming Publications Ltd 1955
2. Mapp and Lucia by E F Benson
The last three Mapp and Lucia novels were
published in the 1930s, and dramatised this
Christmas for the BBC starring Miranda
Richardson and Anna Chancellor as the epony mous
heroines. The series was filmed on location
in Rye, East Sussex, home of the author.
3. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
A classic of early twentieth century literature,
published in 1905. Edith Wharton was
nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for
Literature, but never won it.
4. The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
… and heaven help you if you queried
his choice of card! See article in English
Bridge, August 2014.
The Cardturner by permission of Bloomsbury
Publishing Plc © Louis Sachar, 2010
5. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy's first full-length novel. The bestselling
author later became a keen social bridge
player, or as she once memorably described her
game, 'Chardonnay bridge'.
Reprinted by permission of The Random House
Group Ltd; LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE © Maeve
Binchy 1982, published by Arrow
6. Three Fat Women of Antibes by W Somerset
One of many short stories by Somerset
Maugham, a prolific and celebrated author of
his day, now rather out of fashion.
By permission of A P Watt at United Agents LLP on
behalf of The Royal Literary Fund; THREE FAT
WOMEN OF ANTIBES © W Somerset Maugham
7. The Shooting Party by Isabel Colegate
Filmed in 1985 starring James Mason and
Edward Fox, the film went on to win several
awards, and inadvertently played its part in
spawning the recent hit TV series Downton
Reproduced by permission of Penguin Books Ltd;
THE SHOOTING PARTY © Isabel Colegate 1980
8. My Lady Love, My Dove by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was a writer of short stories, many
televised as Tales of the Unexpected, before he
reinvented himself as a children's author. Now
we know why bidding boxes caught on!
Reprinted by permission of Penguin Books Ltd from
SOMEONE LIKE YOU © Roald Dahl 1952
52 English Bridge February 2015 www.ebu.co.uk
Answers to Quiz on Page 43by Dave Simmons
Bridge in Literature
Bridge in Literature
TED BOND died on 17th
December after a short
illness; he was 84.
For some three
decades Ted filled a wide
range of roles in the Yorkshire
and Yorkshire League
Secretary. He became a
Vice-President in 2011, after relinquishing
his other duties.
In 2010 the EBU presented him with the
Dimmie Fleming award for bridge services
to his county.