Bridge Behind Bars - Julian Pottage & Nick Smith
Paperback, 208 pages
Hard time - at the bridge table! 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. 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 'cutthroat'!
Julian Pottage is well-known as one of the world's best creators of challenging bridge problems. His previous books include IBPA Books of the Year 'Play or Defend?' and 'A Great Deal of Bridge Problems'. For Nick Smith this is the first book.