In HEAVENLY CONTRACTS we meet again the pompous and self-important Abbot who is hosting the annual St Francis of Assisi Swiss teams for monastic establishments. Hilarious encounters ensue against a team of monks from Southern Germany and some equally incomprehensible friars from Scotland. The show-down comes in a final match against their old rivals, the nuns of St Hilda's.
Regular followers of David Bird's work will know what to expect - a first-rate mixture of excellent bridge, entertaining characters and sparkling dialogue.
David Bird is recognised as the world's leading humorous bridge writer. He is also a bridge player of distinction and the author of more than 100 bridge books, as well as bridge critic of the Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard and the Glasgow Times. He lives in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.