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He Played For His Wife And Other Stories By Anthony Holden

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories
by Anthony Holden

A brilliant collection of the best poker short stories from writers such as Anthony Holden, Patrick Marber, Neil Pearson and Jennifer Tilly
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He Played For His Wife...And Other Stories continues a rich tradition of fictional writing on one of the world's greatest games. A ghost at the table, a heads-up with Shakespeare, a high stakes stick-up, a hand played on Death Row, tales of pioneers and knaves, even a celestial argy-bargy - each story in this anthology reveals that when it comes to playing poker, no one can hide from their true selves. Whoever you are, you can be sure all your passions and compulsions, your desires, your foibles and idiosyncrasies will be unsparingly crystalised and exposed on the baize. First mentioned in print in a military history book published in 1836, the game of poker quickly found its way into the modern literary canon. Requiring technical skill and creative fiction in equal measure, poker is the quintessential writer's game. From John Steinbeck, Bret Harte, Henry James to Damon Runyon, writers throughout the ages have found in poker a natural prism to refract complex human experience. Poker is one of the few sports to have spawned a literature almost as rich and colourful as its own exotic history. Featuring contributions from Booker Prize-winning novelist D.B.C. Pierre, award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, actor Neil Pearson and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, He Played For His Wife...And Other Stories is a compelling collection that will appeal to poker fans everywhere.

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Sku
GOR008734855
Title
He Played For His Wife And Other Stories
Author
Anthony Holden
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Year published
2017-10-19
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1471162281
ISBN 13
9781471162282
Prizes
N/A
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