The Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama

Walter Tevis (Author)
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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' T elegraph

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date
29 October 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781474622578

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