Fifty Years of My Life in the World of Sport at Home and Abroad (Classic Reprint)

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As Sir John has more than once in these pages kindly alluded to my connection with his book, and the share that I took in persuading him to set to work on it, I trust that I may be allowed to explain one or two points very brie?y. First, it has been a great pleasure to me to have been of use to him, and in ever so small a degree to have been the means of inducing him to jot down his experiences, for the amusement of his friends and the General Public. I trust also that it may be borne in mind that I have as much as possible endeavoured to preserve his style of composition, and his peculiar phraseology - not invariably an easy task. His letters from the Crimea I have left precisely as they were written, and without alteration of any kind. I can only trust that the book may meet with the same universal popularity that my old friend so deservedly possesses with ''all sorts and conditions of men.'' Whatever may be its literary faults, I have only to assure the readers of this volume that I have done my level best,'' and spared neither time nor trouble in my old friend''s service.

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Author(s) - Sir John Dugdale Astley


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ISBN - 9780267952717

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm

Page Count - 424


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ISBN - 9781330326572

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