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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

www.ianfleming.com

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

Maugham

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

1933

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

Abbey.

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

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TED BOND

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

Bridge Association,

including Treasurer,

Membership Secretary

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.

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