I am pleased to report that the club library has again been the beneficiary of some significant donations.
Some are from the estate of the late Nigel Harvey, while pride of place must be taken by four substantial hardbacks from a US publishing firm which the ECF office has donated via the agency of James Wheeler.
The four books are on Capablanca, Joseph Blackburne, Henry Bird and our own Vera Menchik.
In addition, former mayor Paul Smith, on a recent trip to Prague, secured a copy of the 2016 Czech book on Vera Menchik on behalf of the club.
This is in the difficult Czech language, of course, but it is richly illustrated. If necessary I can decipher sample sentences in the work, should any member wish to avail himself of this service.
10 JULY 2017