The Secrets of the Chess Machine

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In Vienna in 1770, Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen unveils his astonishing invention: the Mechanical Turk, an unbeatable chess-playing machine. But von Kempelen is no mechanical genius. Rather, he's a conman, as Tibor, the dwarf locked inside the device, will attest. As the pair tour Europe and become involved in a host of picaresque adventures, barely keeping the secret as they beat all comers, they at last come unstuck when a beautiful countess dies in the presence of the Turk. Suddenly von Kempelen, Tibor and his Turk are ...

The Secrets of the Chess Machine 2008, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141026985

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The Secrets of the Chess Machine 2007, Fig Tree, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780670916351

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The Secrets of the Chess Machine 2007, Fig Tree

ISBN-13: 9780670916368

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