The Marvellous Mania - Alistair Cooke
ALISTAIR Cooke spent more than 50 years reporting the American way of life. And his work was certainly not always about the politics or the issues of the United States. Cooke – as those who each week listened to his Letter From America know – had a passio
ALISTAIR Cooke spent more than 50 years reporting the American way of life.
And his work was certainly not always about the politics or the issues of the United States.
Cooke - as those who each week listened to his Letter From America know - had a passion for sport.
And that passion was more so for the game of golf.
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The Marvellous Mania demonstrates both Cooke's love for the game and the brilliance of his reporting skills.
The pieces collected here include Arnold Palmer playing in 102-degree heat in San Antonio; Gary Player winning the US Open at Creve Coeur and several pieces about the rise of Jack Nicklaus.
- 1 Barley Flower Tower to be cut into pieces!
- 2 New app allows passengers to order bus to virtual stops
- 3 Teacher raises more than £3,000 with charity run in mother's memory
- 4 Historic Mayflower train makes its way through Royston and Meldreth
- 5 Get set for Strawberries & Creem Festival in the Cambridgeshire countryside
- 6 Mum of four sought by police over child neglect claims
- 7 This Hound could run and and run... Sherlock Holmes play was 'a fun evening'
- 8 Lack of public transport blamed for collapse of £10.5m training centre
- 9 Co-operation 'vital' in A505 Royston to Granta Park scheme
- 10 Camera to be installed in village to address long-standing speeding woes
As usual with Cooke there is his marvellous writing and that mischievous charm that came through in much of his work.