John Clay

The Game Of Life

Vulnerable in Hearts: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge


Atlantic Books 197pp £14.99 order from our bookshop

Sandy Balfour grew up in a bridge-playing household. ‘We were a family of five, which is the perfect number for bridge. Four to play and one to make tea.’ His father was passionate about the game and taught his three children from an early age. He dominated proceedings, keen to be declarer, not dummy. Sandy, the second son, was the only one to continue playing bridge. This book is a fusion of those two early influences, his father and contract bridge.

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