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Preferred Lies

A Journey to the Heart of Scottish Golf

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Preferred Lies by Andrew Greig
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'A literary sports book, Preferred Lies would be playful, personal, lyrical, tongue in cheek, elegiac, meditative, a personal and cultural exploration.' Surely golf is a game for posh people, country clubs and networking businessmen, for unfortunate sweaters, politics and trousers? Andrew Greig grew up on the East coast of 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. The aim is to bring the reader the sense of being there, to experience the physical, emotional and intellectual, that co-existence of inner and outer worlds so characteristic of golf. 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. An indispensable book for golfers and non golfers alike.

Author Biography

Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in Scotland. He is the author of six acclaimed books of poetry and five novels.
Release date NZ
May 11th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
304
Dimensions
144x223x30
ISBN-13
9780297848356
Product ID
1661985

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