The pompous and self-important Abbot hosts a tricky visit from Monsignor Vecchio, a representative of the Vatican authorities. Everything must be done to ensure that the visitor, a very moderate bridge player, finishes well in the monastery duplicate. In another story, the Abbot visits the Convent of St. Hilda's and is not overjoyed to be put in partnership with the 80-year-old Mother of Discipline. Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expecta first-rate mixture of excellent bridge, entertaining characters, and sparkling dialogue.
About the Author
David Bird is the bridge critic of the Evening Standard, the Glasgow Times, and Mail on Sunday; a regular contributor to magazines including American Contract Bridge Bulletin, Bridge Magazine, Bridge Plus, and English Bridge; and a prolific author with 97 bridge titles to his name. His series of humorous bridge stories featuring the monks of the St. Titus monastery has run continuously in Bridge Magazine for 30 years.
Paperback; 128 pages; 2009