David Parlett is a former teacher and technical writer. He has been a freelance games inventor and writer for over 40 years. His now classic board game Hare & Tortoise has won many international awards and he is a visiting professor in board games design at the University of Suffolk. But he is best known for his research into card games, especially for his ground-breaking Oxford History of Card Games and the encyclopaedic Penguin Book of Card Games.
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