When the Marquis of Amberley's coach is waylaid by highwaymen and his coachman shot, he is forced to take shelter at the first house he finds and is subsequently trapped there for a week by a severe snowstorm. Oakleigh Manor is the home of Rosalind Vernon who lives alone but for her devoted servants and an ill-natured parrot, cut off from the outside world by the tragic result of a childhood accident. But Rosalind is brave and bright and totally devoid of self-pity - and it is these qualities which, as the days pass and the snow continues to fall, touch Amberley's heart. On his return to London, the Marquis persuades Rosalind's brother, Philip, to bring her to town for a taste of society, despite her handicap. But the course of Amberley's courtship is far from smooth. Philip Vernon actively dislikes him; Rosalind appears to be falling under the spell of the suavely elegant Duke of Rockliffe; and worse still, Amberley is haunted by a dark and terrible secret that, if revealed, may cause him to lose Rosalind forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Wyndham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051642/bk_acx0_051642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The discovery of modern snow golf is credited to Rudyard Kipling, living in Vermont in the 1890''s who was an avid golfer. While writing his famous book The Jungle Book, Kipling relaxed by playing snow golf during winter. The annual World Ice Golf Championship has been held on the world''s northernmost golf course on the shelf ice near Uummannaq, Greenland since 1997. The course is shaped new by the moving ice every year and play is highly dependent on weather conditions Competitors are allowed at handicap 36 or below. Because of the extreme temperature clubs with graphite shafts are not recommended.