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Preferred Lies: A Journey to the Heart of Scottish Golf: A Journey to the Heart of Golf Paperback – 18 Apr 2007

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; New Ed edition (18 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753821567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753821565
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Greig's purely struck prose is not the only strength of this book. For one thing he has excellent taste in golf courses. (Lawrence Donegan THE GUARDIAN)

one you should look out for is novelist Andrew Greig's PREFERRED LIES. To describe it as a tour of the Scottish golf courses is to do it a grave disservice, as it is really a book of 'life thinking. (Giles Foden CONDE NAST TRAVELLER)

If you have, or ever have had, any interest in golf, buy this book and read it. Buy it for your loved one, your lost one, the Saturday morning medal deserter . . . They and you will love it, inhabit it, and possibly be transformed by it. It's the best book about golf I've ever read. (Tom Moreton SUNDAY HERALD)

PREFERRED LIES is satisfying, demanding, allusive and provocative. I finished it not merely wishing I was as good at golf as Greig, but also as good at learning from it.¿ (Rick Gekoski SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY)

Greig....., has crafted a wonderful book about how it feels to be alive, in which the game of golf is a conduit for sensation. Here, golf isn't a metaphor for life - it is life. Sculpted in luminous prose, which echoes his work as one of Scotland's leading poets and novelists, this is a beautiful, affecting piece of work.' (Mike Aitken THE SCOTSMAN)

a wonderful and wise book, quite unlike any golfing book you will have ever read before. (Dermot Bolger THE IRISH TIMES)

Thought-provoking and moving. (Doug Johnstone THE LIST)

PREFERRED LIES feels like quite a special book. (Tom Cox THE INDEPENDENT)

Greig writes engagingly. His observations are sharp, sometimes zany. (Michael Lister THE TLS)

he does have an ear for the way people talk and express themselves on and off the course. (Ian Dunlop THE SPECTATOR)

a triumph..... his beautiful prose and wry observations will keep you reading into the night. (GOLF PUNK)

The pleasure of this book is no doubt down to the fact that the author is an accomplished writer (GOLF INTERNATIONAL)

If you are looking for a seriously fine piece of writing and have a rudimentary understanding of a game which involves using a stick to hit a little white ball into a hole several hundred yards away, then PREFERRED LIES is worth reading. (Brackley Sumner TRIBUNE) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A book about golf that will appeal to both players and non players, by Scottish poet and novelist.

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