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Book Condition: Very Good
173 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original blue buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board; cloth a bit faded at spine. Patrick Reginald Chalmers (18721942) was an Irish writer, who also worked as a banker. This was his first book - Green Days and Blue Days (1912). His poetry addresses topics as broadcast as war, dogs and cats, and Irish life, and hunting and fishing. He also wrote prose in a number of different areas, including field sports, deerstalking and horse racing, as well biographies of Kenneth Grahame and J. M. Barrie. He was a contributor to Punch magazine and The Field, and editor of the hunting diaries of Edward VIII (as Prince of Wales). Chalmers is often remembered for "An' losses on the roundabouts means profits on the swings"