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  • Peter Crawley

Kosher Bridge

David Bird, Ron Klinger

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Prose: non-fiction, Bridge

Excruciatingly funny Jewish stories coupled with brilliant bridge.

Two famous authors, David Bird of England and Ron Klinger of Australia, have joined forces to present a feast of bridge with a Jewish flavour.

The main character, the Rabbi, kindly and considerate and the star performer, has a gentle sense of fun that pervades the book. This is counter-pointed, as one might expect in a book from David Bird, by the uproarious and often caustic exchanges between the Rabbi's companions as some remarkable sequences unfold at the bridge table.

The bridge is excellent and the stories, spiced with the inimitable Jewish sense of humour, are a delectable mix of the sweet and the acidulous.

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David Bird

David Bird is recognised as the world's leading humorous bridge writer. He has written over 130 bridge books, and in the last ten years he has won six 'Book of the Year' awards from the American Bridge Teachers Association - and in 2016 won the International Bridge Press Association Book of the Year Award for The Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl. David contributes regularly to Bridge Magazine, English Bridge, Bridge World, the American Contract Bridge League bulletin and other magazines around the world, as well as Vu-Bridge on the internet. He is also a voice commentator for Bridge Base Online. He lives in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England.