Last week we looked at pure fun. The theme of today's books is beauty.
These two titles sparked the imagination of many young players, including myself. I remember well the thrill of reading them both as a teenager. Without further ado, let us look at them.
I have an older edition (actually, two older editions) of this book. Some very special gems from the great Blue Team of the 60's and 70's. Whether the boards were "adjusted for good measure" or not is quite irrelevant -- this is not supposed to be read as a historical document (we have the World Championship books for that), but rather as a homage for some of the finest card players ever.
This is a marvellous fantasy. Every card tells its favorite hand -- a hand in which it played a crucial role. For example, the tale of the Jack of clubs has declarer playing this card in a NT contract after the first trick went small, small, Queen, and he had AKJ in his hand! Wondrous stuff like that in 52 gorgeous hands.