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The New Complete Book of Bridge

By Albert Dormer, Ron Klinger
Authors:
Albert Dormer, Ron Klinger
This book gives a full account of modern Acol and of the whole range of defensive and competitive bidding. It is suitable for players up to a high standard but will readily be understood by less experienced players as each topic starts with the fundamentals.The play of the cards is covered in all important aspects, with an emphasis on mental approach and on principles of wide application. Deals are presented in a way that allows the reader to develop his thoughts and arrive at solutions. There are many hints of practical value that will stay in the mind.
  • New Instant Guide to Bridge

    By Hugh Kelsey, Ron Klinger
    Authors:
    Hugh Kelsey, Ron Klinger
    NEW INSTANT GUIDE TO BRIDGE is designed as a quick reference book for every bridge player who wants to be sure of the best bid, lead or play. It includes what you need to know for opening bids, responses and rebids. There is also guidance on hand evaluation, competitive bidding strategy, opening leads, declarer play and defence so that the reader will have all the basic essentials of good play within easy reach.

    Nanda Devi

    By Hugh Thomson
    Authors:
    Hugh Thomson
    The story of an amazing journey to one of the remotest, most mysterious places on earthUntil 1934 the Nanda Devi Sanctuary had never been visited by human beings. Surrounded by 20,000 foot peaks which effectively seal off the mountain at their centre it is virtually impenetrable. But in 1934 Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman solved the problem in the first of their great Himalayan expeditions by forcing a way up the river gorge. The onset of war meant that the Sanctuary remained un-visited for many years and it was then closed to travellers for political reasons. After a brief period in the seventies when it was opened for expeditions the Indian Government again closed the Sanctuary.In 2000 the Sanctuary was entered for one single visit. Hugh Thomson was offered a place on this unique expedition led by Eric Shipton's son, John Shipton and the great Indian mountaineer, Colonel Kumar. This journey forms the basis of the book. Woven through it are all the amazing stories that surround the mountain - a powerful blend of myths and politics.
  • No-Trump Bidding

    By Mike Wenble, Sally Brock
    Authors:
    Mike Wenble, Sally Brock
    The aim of this book is to describe a complete and coherent method of partnership bidding after the opening bidder has announced a balanced hand. Balanced hands are more common than unbalanced hands, so it is important to be able to describe them accurately and efficiently - to show their precise strength and distribution. The scheme proposed here is independent of your bidding system, and so it can be adopted whether you play a natural system such as Acol or Standard American, or a Strong Club system or something more exotic.

    New Faux Finishes

    By H. John Johnson
    Authors:
    H. John Johnson
    Thankfully, the days of all white walls and monochromatic furnishings are over; the new trend in home design is all about colour, depth, and texture. Faux finishes deliver these qualities and more: they also add depth, drama, and a lifetime of beauty to your home. By using sponges, rags, feathers, paper, and burlap, as well as brushes and rollers on your walls and ceilings, you can simulate that appearance of bamboo cloth, antique mouldings, even formal wallpaper, while energising your interiors. From colour selection and preparing to paint mixing, application and cleanup, the author walks you through every step of the rolling, stippling, colour layering, and other remarkably simple ¿ and surprisingly fun ¿ decorative painting techniques that imbue your rooms with New Age elegance or Old World charm.

    The New Paper Style

    By Mimi Christensen
    Authors:
    Mimi Christensen
    These fresh ideas break new ground, incorporating unexpected objects and achieving unsurpassed levels of elegance and fun! Guests eyes will light up when they receive crepe-covered masquerade balls containing a special surprise. Photocopy a collage of treasured letters and envelopes and use it as a backdrop for a framed heirloom, like grandma¿s silverware. Or make Oriental Tube Invitations ¿ the creativity never ends.

    Natural Soapmaking

    By Marie Browning
    Authors:
    Marie Browning
    20 recipes for making soaps and moreGreat gift ideas

    Nearly Impossible Brain Bafflers

    By Tim Sole
    Authors:
    Tim Sole
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