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The Headmaster, The Matron and the Scissors Coup

David Bird

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Prose: non-fiction, Bridge

Follow-up to the much-admired BEATEN BY THE MASTERS, written by the author of the Monastery series.

As readers found in BEATEN BY THE MASTERS, a host of entertaining characters face each other at the bridge table - the school Matron, the fearsome Headmaster, the ancient Reverend Benson, the much-loved senior maths master, Bertie Bellis, over-bearing school prefects and terrified younger boys. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - first-rate mixture of excellent bridge and sparkling dialogue.

BRIDGE MAGAZINE wrote of BEATEN BY THE MASTERS: 'Each of David Bird's books features some great bridge, and that tradition carries on here with some good technical points, and a few humorous expeditions into the hinterlands of bridge. Excellent bridge, amusing characters, and some great dialogue make this book a very good choice for a few hours of pleasure.'

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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.

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