CHEEVER HARDWICK

BIO

Married with one son, I was educated a very long time ago to be a journalist and then as a lawyer. I did neither. I ended up working  for years in the international financial arena, mainly in Latin America, until retiring about ten years ago.

 

Having written two rather light-hearted books about dogs and golf, I am now in the process of assembling a somewhat longer book which is a fictional country tale based in the English Countryside.....a bit of a chiller which revolves around a gallows site in Berkshire known as the Gibbet. The book will be coming out before the end of the year.

 

Watch this space........

 

BOOKS

GOLF... THE CRUELLEST OF GAMES

 

"Golf... The Cruellest of Games" is a less than serious overview of the game of Golf, written with humour and a bit of irreverence by a lifelong golfer who plays with infinitely more enthusiasm than skill. It should amuse most people and irritate others .....the perfect combination for a good read.

 

It starts with a loose interpretation of how golf began and then takes a penetrating look at golfing dress, equipment, types of golf courses, the people who play on them, and the customs of the game, as well as some advice for those starting on this much-loved road to madness.

 

It ends with views on when to give the game up and some hopefully absurd predictions of the possible future of the game.....all done with a strong sense of cynical affection for this wonderful sport.  It is a must read for anyone who plays golf or is thinking of taking it up.

 

Cheever Hardwick's previous book, "The Labrador Theory", is a lighthearted view of the similarities between men and their Labrador dogs. The author can normally be found somewhere in Scotland, England or Portugal.

 

THE LABRADOR THEORY

 

This book offers an amusing comparison between men in their middle to late years and their Labradors.....the theory can perhaps help women to understand that men, like their canine companions, are not complex. The older a man becomes, the more he appreciates his bed, a good meal, and a warm reception when he wanders through the door. A boot up the backside attracts neither man nor dog. The motivations of man and beast are rather simplistic, and in most cases, quite innocent.

 

Many a marriage has foundered on the rocks of over-analysis. Labradors and their masters have much in common, as this gentle tome points out. If a man does not come home on time, chances are pretty good that he got lost.

 

Copyright Cheever Hardwick 2017