The Haunted Major

The Haunted Major

by Robert Marshall

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The Haunted Major by Robert Marshall

Brilliantly observed and superbly characterised, The Haunted Major recounts the epic golfing match between the outrageously pompous Major and the reigning Open Champion, Jim Lindsay. The prize? The chance to propose to the captivating (and extremely wealthy) Mrs Gunter. Despite being 'the finest sportsman living', the Major despises golf, has never played it and considers a week's practice in secret in his hotel bedroom at St Andrews quite enough to whip the upstart. But events take an unexpected turn with the appearances of the ghostly Cardinal. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857861559
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 05/18/1999
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

ROBERT MARSHALL (1863-1910) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He attended the universities at St. Andrews and Edinburgh and then joined the Duke of Wellington's cavalry regiment, attaining the rank of captain. After his retirement in 1898, he made a name for himself as a playwright and novelist, publishing The Alabaster Staircase, The Lady of Leeds, and Shades of Night, among other works.

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Copyright © by Robert Marshall. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents

About Myself

7

I Dine at Lowchester House

19

The Challenge

27

St. Magnus

36

I Begin To Golf

45

I Continue Practice

58

I Meet the Cardinal

69

The Cardinal's Chamber

79

His Eminence and I

90

The Fateful Morning

103

An Expectant Crowd

114

The Match Begins

122

I Test the Clubs

134

The Second Round

164

In the Throes

156

An Exciting Finish

172

And Last

178


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