Friday, 5 September 2014

Winter Pastimes

Non-fiction ~ essay
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).

Available online here 

*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

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