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The Queen's Gambit - Walter Tevis

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Classic Tevis. Rise to power and descent into alcoholism. Makes me want to take up chess. But, obsessive that I am, I know that were I to do so, I would be lost to the world for ever. As I would if I took up railway modelling.
His novel - The Hustler is brilliant. Was made into a film long time ago with Paul Newman.
I've read most of his books and really enjoy them.
Yes - it's one of my favourite images from Goya's Caprichos series - the original is in the Prado in Madrid. I did a short picture essay on it to pass the time in Malaga a couple of years back - it's here if you want to see/read it - I shan't be offended if you don't. :)

cheers - I.

Excellent! And enlightening! I'm slightly less ignorant than yesterday!
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