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The Queen's Gambit : Now a Major Netflix Drama

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Synopsis: NOW A MAJOR GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING NETFLIX SERIES

'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.

'I loved it. I just loved it, it really drew me in and I know nothing about chess... The writing about addiction is just fantastic. I underlined so many bits of it... I didn't want it to end' Bryony Gordon on BBC Radio 4

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

Author: Tevis, Walter

Format: Paperback

Pagination: 256 pages

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Publication Date: 29/10/2020

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