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EVERY IDLE DREAM Bernard Darwin 1948 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By Darwin, Bernard
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London, Collins, 1948. 1st edition. 255 pp, b/w Illustrations by Elinor Darwin. Original gray cloth hardcover with gilt titles on spine and no dust jacket. Spine is touch sun faded. Former owner's name on FEP, else Fine. 

The grandson of British naturalist Charles Darwin, Bernard Darwin (1876-1961) was an accomplished amateur golfer who covered the sport for The Times from 1907 to 1953 and for Country Life from 1907 to 1961, becoming the first writer ever to cover golf on a daily basis, rather than as an occasional feature. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005. 

In the twenty-nine essays in this collection, Darwin elaborates on such varied topics as his boyhood attachment to tin soldiers, his "fundamentalist's" faith in Sherlockiana, his affection for small railroad junctions situated thrillingly close to some favorite golf links, the "restful excitement" of watching a cricket match, and the pleasures of a day spent in bed. 

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