The Hog takes to Precision
by: Victor Mollo, Mark Horton (ed.) and Bill Buttle
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Just about every bridge player in the world has read Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but some appeared only in the pages of obscure magazines, while others were never published. Now, for the first time, these lost Menagerie gems are available collected in book form. Victor Mollo is everyone’s favorite bridge humorist, and a genuinely new book from him will be greeted as something to be treasured.
A welcome addition to the Menagerie series, and will be enjoyed by all who like humor mixed with their bridge. — BRIDGE Magazine 11/10/2011
The Hog's conversion to Precision opens for him, therefore also for the reader, completely new dimensions. Nobody should permit himself to miss these stories. — IMP magazine 10/20/2011
The late Victor Mollo (London, UK) is one of the best-loved authors ever to write about bridge. He penned many excellent how-to books on the game (including Card Play Technique, with Nico Gardner) but it is as a humorist, and the author of Bridge in the Menagerie and its sequels, that he is best remembered.
Mark Horton (born 1950) is a British author, journalist and expert on bridge, as well as a former lawyer and chess champion. He was editor of Bridge magazine for many years, and is currently editor of BeBridge, as well as being Chief Editor to the World Bridge Federation and the European Bridge League .
Bill Buttle (1940-2020) was a former dentist who took up drawing cartoons post-retirement. His 'Two's a Crowd' and 'Double Bill' features have been syndicated in newspapers across Canada. Bill's bridge humor was familiar to North Americans since it appears regularly in the ACBL's monthly Bridge Bulletin (circulation approx. 200,000).
Read our exclusive interview with Bill Buttle on Teachbridge.com -- http://teachbridge.com/author-spotlight/bill-buttle/
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 April, 2011.