The same authors' previous book, 'Declarer Play at Bridge: a Quizbook', was named the 2013 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers' Association. Building on the success of that title, this book gives the near-beginner a chance to practise the principles on which sound bidding is based, from the opening bid onward. This is t just a series of problems, however. Each section contains a brief introduction to its topic, and the ideas are reinforced with carefully explained solutions and helpful tips throughout.
Barbara Seagram is one of North America's leading bridge teachers. A Canadian author with more than a dozen titles to her name, her '25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know' (9781894154079) is the bestselling bridge book of the last fifty years. David Bird is the bridge correspondent for the London Evening Standard and author of more than 100 books on bridge. He lives near Southampton.