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The queen's gambit

The queen's gambit


by Walter Tevis
14th April, 2016

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'Superb' Time Out
'Mesmerizing' Newsweek
'Gripping' Financial Times
'Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it' Michael Ondaatje
'Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep' Scotsman

When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct. For Beth, there's more at stake than merely winning and losing.

'Few novelists have written about genius - and addiction - as acutely as Walter Tevis' The Telegraph

Details & Specs

Author: Walter S Tevis


Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781474600842


Publication Date: 14th April, 2016


Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 25 mm


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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