Bernard Darwin on Golf

Bernard Darwin on Golf

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Bernard Darwin could easily have settled into a privileged life as a respected lawyer, one who also just happened to be the grandson of Charles Darwin. But his conventional upbringing didn't prevent him from choosing a different path, abandoning the relative security of the legal profession to follow his first and only passion - the game of golf. While Darwin was no slouch on the links - he was captain of his golf team at Cambridge and twice reached the semi-finals of the British Amateur Championships - he achieved far greater notoriety with his pen than with his club. Starting as a weekly columnist for "The Times", he sought to elevate the discussion of golf beyond a simple reportage of events. This volume gathers a collection of Darwin's essays, and is a celebration of a life devoted to a love of the game of golf.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 185.9 x 238.3 x 34.3mm | 884.52g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585747688
  • 9781585747689
  • 2,476,936

About Bernard Darwin

Starting as a weekly columnist for The Times of London, he was soon acknowledged as one of the finest essayists in Britain, and was the first writer ever to elevate the discussion of golf beyond a simple reportage of events. He was a regular contributor to The Times (always signing his columns "Our Golf Correspondent") and Country Life for almost fifty years. This collection gathers the finest of Darwin's writing, and is a celebration of a life devoted to a love of the game of golf. Bernard Darwin was golf correspondent for The Times of London for almost half a century, and the game's most revered writer. The grandson of Charles Darwin, he was a prominent authority on Charles Dickens and was the editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Jeff Silverman, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, has written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and several national magazines. He lives with his family in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Golfshow more

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