Jovanka Houska's Novel

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Paul Cooksey
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Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:17 pm

Jovanka Houska, @LittleHat on Twitter wrote:Exciting news! You can now pre-order my chess novel "The Mating Game" http://shop.chess.co.uk/The-Mating-Game ... 161234.htm … #chessnovel #TMG #Chess
I generally buy a lot of chess books, some as a very low level of sponsorship of professional chess. Books by people I've met, British authors, etc tend to qualify. But this is something of a challenge.

Bonkbusters (Jon Speelman's word, not mine) are a genre I don't usually read, plus I have the author stuck in time as Miroslav's shy little sister, who played on increasingly high boards at county matches.

I think my mum might be getting it for Christmas, so I can buy it while saving myself the embarrassment of reading it :)

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Moore » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:04 pm

Oh dear - well it won't be on my shopping list, Paul.

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:12 pm

LOL, sounds as though you might mean read it without the embarrassment of buying it ...

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:30 pm

It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:34 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels
The other 4 being?
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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:03 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels
The other 4 being?
:mrgreen:

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Brian Towers » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:22 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels
The other 4 being?
Here's two to get you started:

The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
The Chess Players by Francis Parkinson Keyes

I have to admit after that I'm struggling.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Upham » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:32 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels
The other 4 being?

64 Shades of Grey
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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Clive Blackburn » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:38 pm

John Upham wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:It has certainly made my top 5 sexy chess novels
The other 4 being?

64 Shades of Grey
Bobby Fischer.... My 60 Memorable Dames

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Upham » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:14 pm

Bishop Endings by Yuri Averbakh
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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Clive Blackburn » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:38 pm

One Thousand and One Knights

John Swain
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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Swain » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:14 pm

The Big Book of Busts by John Watson and Eric Schiller

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:08 pm

How about "Death of a Woman Master" by David Levens ??

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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Upham » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:28 am

The Complete Pirc and The Ultimate Pirc

both of these titles contained typographical errors!
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Re: Jovanka Houska's Novel

Post by John Moore » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:42 pm

To stop Mr Upham in his tracks, how about The Chess Companion - a much more pleasant title.

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