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My chess sets: Malawi animal pieces

July 21, 2015

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. Later in the flight she asked me if I had a chess set at home…and that set me thinking. How many chess sets do I have? And since then number is, well, shall we say, quite high, I thought I would blog about them especially those which ‘mean something to me’.

Chess Y3

My elder daughter, Alice, volunteered in Malawi in 2014.

Chess Y2

Family tradition requires the bringing back of gifts. Jane is easy: clothes, a scarf, alcohol, perfume. I am easier still: a chess set. Alice kindly brought this unusual set back, with its elephants, lions, hyenas and other animals.


9/10: a keeper, to remind me of the great time Alice had in Malawi.


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