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The queen's gambit

By: Tevis, Walter

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1474622577 / 9781474622578
Paperback
813.54
29/10/2020
Stock expected by 11/12/2020
England
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20 cm 256 pages
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NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott'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

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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