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'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

Walter Tevis - The Queen's Gambit

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