Twelfth collection of David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St Titus that have appeared for more than 35 years in magazines around the world.
In this book, the pompous and self-important Abbot spots a chance to take part in that Holy Grail of Bridge - the Bermuda Bowl world championships. Casting all ethics aside, he pursues this dream. Partnered by the Parrot, with the Witchdoctor, Mbozi, Mrs Okoku and Miss Nabooba as team-mates, he travels to India's Chennai and faces many of the world's real-life players.
Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of amazing bridge, entertaining characters and sparkling dialogue.
David Bird is Britain s top bridge writer, with more than 70 books to his name. He is bridge correspondent for the Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard and contributes regularly to bridge magazines around the world. He is best known for his humorous bridge fiction, featuring the pompous Abbot of the St Titus Monastery. As a player, he is a Grandmaster and has won thirteen national championships.