Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 2022

Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

A Debut Novel!

Congratulations to Alec Crombie, who has published his debut novel, "Become the Wind"!

Part of the Publisher's review reads, “Literature is packed with impressions of blindness, whether graphic or symbolic. A handful of enduring characters has enriched our understanding and entertainment, yet most have been ill-informed or poorly imagined. In many cases the character has been used to oil the mechanism of a wider plot, rendering the characterisation incidental. What Alexander Crombie aims at in his debut novel, Become the Wind, is the inside story. With the help of an engaging cast of characters, he succeeds in fusing pathos and insight with episodes of high drama, but without lecturing the Reader. This after all is a novel with the imperative to turn the page! For entertainment value alone, it is a must read.”

Alec told me that chess is a theme in the book and the BCA gets a mention! What's more, Alec has very kindly said that if his book sells, he will offer the BCA a donation based on earnings.

"Become The Wind", by Alexander Crombie is available in digital form, priced £2.66.

A paperback version is also available from TSL Publications, priced £9.75.

I’m part way through reading the book on my tablet and am enjoying it very much. Please join me in wishing Alec every success with his book!

Julie Leonard