Our second book is the queens gambit. A book which concerns the life of a female chess prodigy. I chose this after hearing about it when reading about: Heath Ledger's life and aspirations. He wanted to write and direct a film based on this book with Ellen Page. Sadly, his life, as many of you know, was cut short. But, perhaps we can see what intrigued him to want to direct...through this novel: Walter Tevis's (1983) the Queen's Gamble!