NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott
'Superb' Time Out
'Gripping' Financial Times
'Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every
few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it' Michael Ondaatje
'Don't pick this up if you want a night's sleep' Scotsman
When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of
eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings,
albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given
to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it
becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses
to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for
herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct.
For Beth, there's more at stake than merely winning and losing.