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Description - Preferred Lies by Andrew Greig

Surely golf is a game for posh people, country clubs and networking businessmen, for unfortunate sweaters, politics and trousers?

Andrew Greig grew up in Scotland, where playing golf is as natural as breathing. He sees the game as the great leveller, and has played on the Old course at St Andrews as well as on the miners' courses of Yorkshire.

He writes about the different cultural manifestations of the game, the history, the geography, the different social meanings, as well as the subjective experience, the reflections between shots.

He plays alone, with friends and brothers, with ghosts.

He is looking for the essence of golf, the pure heart of it, which can be found, Andrew Greig believes, on the free 9 hole course on North Ronaldsay.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753821565
ISBN-10: 0753821567
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in Scotland. He is the author of six acclaimed books of poetry and five novels.

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