Published in The Windsor Magazine, Winter 1910*
Approx. 2,300 words
(First read 05/09/2014)
EFB was a keen devotee of winter sports: here he writes a hymn of praise to skating, tobogganing, and skiing. The tone is nice and light and fairly amusing in parts. He later expanded his essay into a full length book: Winter Sports in Switzerland (1913).
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*Late November, early December, probably.
Among the other well-known contributors [to the Christmas number of the Windsor magazine is] the accomplished novelist E. F. Benson, who writes eloquently on Winter Sports [sic].
~Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 17/12/1910