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Alan Taylor
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20 years NZ championships Bulletin editor, 10 years Australian NOT editor  . 2 PABC bulletin editorial stints, NZ Open trialist (horribly inconsequential) 2 NZ Seniors titles. Habitual psycher, habitual over-bidder, eternal optimist at the table, eternally disappointed

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Indignor quandoque
I believe that it is a semi quote from the Roman poet Horace who concluded (i think) "bonum Homerus dormitat" - I am annoyed when even good Homer nods
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Reese was particularly scathing (even by his own high standards) regarding the inaccuracies in "Oysters".
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Of the 6 writers you mention, one (Culbertson) got one passing mention in the original thread on which I based this poll.
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When making the shortlist, I tried to reflect the responses to the original article. Without wading through all the responses, my memory is that Truscott got one mention.
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See response to Gary H below. Love Chthonic but only one (I think) mention and no others for any other writing by Kleinmann - correct me if I'm wrong
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Thank you Patrick.typo
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Thank you Richard for proving my prediction if not my memory
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Richard F: Have to say the Harrison Grey Country Life book is the best presented bridge book I've ever seen
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This was, I'm pretty sure a collaboration -Robert Darvas & Norman de Vere Hart (I think). I'll bet Rchard F can confirm or correct the co-author's name.
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ok, daylight not second. maybe Reese by a whisker
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