• The Queen's Gambit : Now a Major Netflix Drama by Walter Tevis

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ISBN 9781474622578

NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott'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

  • Format:
    • Paperback / softback
    • 256 pages
  • Publisher:Orion Publishing Co
  • Imprint:Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN:9781474622578
  • Published:29 Oct 2020
  • Classifications:
    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Readership:
    • General (US: Trade)
  • Weight:228g
  • Dimensions:130 x 197 x 27 (mm)
  • Pub. Country:United Kingdom