The devil …

… is in the detail.  This is blatant self-promotion but I trust I will be forgiven. I have been working on another promotional poster for Golf in the Wild, trying to convey its real ‘charm’ i.e. it is about much more than golf.  The detail in the image connects with some of the topics – the Great War medals belong to my maternal grandfather whose exploits appear regularly throughout; the AA (Automobile Association) badge is the one that adorned all of the family cars that I grew up in and with, starting with this one; the ignition key with Lotus badge is from here and connects with the motor racing of the 1960s and 70s, a teenage obsession that is referenced throughout; the background images are from the Armistice Day edition of the London Illustrated News, the day my great Uncle Billy was buried; the card in the top left hand corner is from Uncle Charlie’s collection, one of the many from his lady friends; the rose is just a rose.
Golf in the Wild ...
The ‘On sale here’ text box is ‘cunningly’ positioned to be replaced with an alternative text label e.g. book signing at The Gale Centre, Gairloch – 13th April 2015 🙂


  1. LaVagabonde · February 9, 2015

    Great job, Robin. Remember to let me know if there’s ever an ebook version. 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · February 9, 2015

      Many thanks Julie – no plans for an ebook version yet, too many hard copies to shift 🙂 Anyway, you deserve a free hard copy particularly as you are quoted (and attributed) – email me with an address and I will try to find a sensibly priced postal service.

      • LaVagabonde · February 10, 2015

        Thank you so much, Robin. That’s so generous of you. Please hang onto it for me for a little bit. There’s a huge problem with the postal system in Slovakia. Every package sent to me has gotten “lost”. A very frustrating situation. So, when either Le Monsieur or I or the in-laws will be at our place in Angers, I’ll let you know and you can send it there. Looking forward to reading it!!!

      • northumbrianlight · February 10, 2015

        Sounds a good idea, be sure to tell me. You can skip the golfy bits 🙂

  2. Malin H · February 9, 2015

    I’m so impressed, Robin. Congratulations!

    • northumbrianlight · February 9, 2015

      Thanks very much Malin – I enjoy the creative side far more than the PR and distribution.

  3. suej · February 9, 2015

    Well done, Robin!

  4. socialbridge · February 10, 2015

    Robin, it sounds like a lot more than a book. All the very best with it.

  5. Heyjude · February 12, 2015

    The detail in this poster is fabulous – and exquisitely created. I’m not interested at all in golf, but looking at those places on the poster I am intrigued. A beautiful part of our island. Does the book contain photographs?

    • northumbrianlight · February 12, 2015

      Many thanks for you kind comments which are much appreciated – the book contains illustrations and photographs on 115gsm matt and not so many are golf related. You get some idea from the back cover which can be found here:

      • Heyjude · February 12, 2015

        Thanks Robin. I like the sound of it. My OH (who doesn’t have a clue about golf) might find the locations and history bits interesting.

      • northumbrianlight · February 12, 2015

        A couple of the reviews on Amazon are from non-golfers and I promise they are genuine. If you do want a copy at any time, if you order via I can sign and dedicate – might be worth a fortune one day 🙂

      • Heyjude · February 12, 2015

        I may well do!

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