Crowns & Coronets...
My recently published book is now available from Amazon:
A book to stimulate, amuse and intrigue. Includes discussions of chess 'cosmology', philosophy, art, history, literature and psychology. Also unconventional puzzles (e.g. How many squares in square space? How many elephants can you fit on a chessboard?) and a new perspective on familiar stories.
Includes many games you may have missed:
• Crusader Knight v Death
• Henry Tudor v Richard III
• Duke of Wellington v Napoleon
• Jonson v Shakespeare
Why would Agatha Christie have made a good problemist? Was Thomas Hardy a chess player? Why you should enjoy losing!? How to handle your chessmen. Find all of this and more within.
I have contributed miscellaneous pieces to the UK's CHESS magazine over several years and many of those essays are reproduced in this book together with previously unpublished material.
The book is intended as a companion for your fireside or bedside; to be enjoyed with a glass of your favourite tipple or bedtime drink.