Andrew Jardine

Biography

Andrew Jardine is a well-travelled journalist, author and sportsman, whose stories have been published in South Africa, Britain and Hong Kong in a 50-year career. A South African, he worked for The Sunday Times, the country’s largest-selling newspaper, and was editor of a top golf magazine. After heading for the Far East, he joined The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, and worked for it for 18 years. An adventurer by nature, he ran and completed the 100-mile Himalayan Stage Race in the India at age 62, caddied golfing great Nick Faldo’s bag in an event in Hong Kong, chatted to a world heavyweight boxing champion about life in the ring and even talked politics over tea with communist officials at a railway Station in Vietnam during his travels in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. He writes about travel, health and dieting, sports and any other subject that takes his fancy. As a golfer, he represented the South African Universities team and later covered the Sunshine Circuit tour for many years.

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Books

Golfing Greats, Bobby Locke 1917-1987
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
This series of stories about the greatest golfers the world has ever seen features stars from the early days of Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones to the modern era of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tiger Woods.
Harry Vardon, 1870-1937
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
This series of stories about the greatest golfers the world has ever seen features stars from the early days of Harry Vardon, Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones to the modern era of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Tiger Woods.
My Name Is Jim. I'm An Alcoholic!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » 12-step programs
Are you an alcoholic? It took me 30 years to accept that I am one. My drinking days were sheer Hell. I was on a tortuous road full of potholes and pitfalls. I wanted to stop drinking, but couldn't. I eventually found my idea of Heaven when I joined Alcoholics Anonymous and asked God to relieve me of my insanity.
I Pulled Out My Wallet Faster Than James Bond Could Draw His Walther PPK!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,430. Language: Australian English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
I was shaken and stirred when I got into a row with a topless barmaid at Bottom's Up in Hong Kong. I'd heard that James Bond even got away with murder there. It was serene sailing up the Nile and playing the piano in Luxor. I listened to Bud Powell show how jazz should be played in Paris, but was surprised when a vagrant offered me a blowjob in San Francisco after I tipped him $100.
High Times With Mary Jane, Barack, Bill And The Other Dopes!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
I've had high times ever since I met Mary Jane and developed a habit that I shared with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Maher and Hugh Hefner. Barack was too busy to join me, Bill was off buying cigars in Havana, George W. was looking for weapons of mass destruction on his ranch, Bill Maher was searching a jungle for Donald Trump's Dad and Hefner was chasing chicks in his mansion
My Wife Thinks That I Drink Too Much, She Must Be Kidding!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
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A drinker tells his wife why he danced too close with a sexy blonde, fell asleep at a dinner party, reversed his car into a fire hydrant, hid bottles of brandy under their bed and played golf in the lounge.
Masters, Where Jack Climbed The Greenstalk And Snuck Off With More Green Jackets Than Any Of The Other Golfing Giants
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Jack Nicklaus slipped into so many Green Jackets in the Masters over the years that fans believed he could even walk on water at Augusta National. I finally reached the golfing heaven after writing about sports for decades. It was the highlight of my career. Jack was there. So were Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. This is my story about life among golf's glitterati.
Killer By Day And Lover By Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
An inscription on a Zippo lighter I bought from a badly deformed Vietnamese boy reveals the horrors of the Vietnam War. The inscription read: "Killer by day and lover by night." I wondered how he felt having to sell this item to buy food.
HONG KONG: How To Spend 7 Fun-Filled Days In A Wonderland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
To make matters easy, as a veteran of Hong Kong for more than 20 years, I have chosen where I think you should stay. Why waste your time poring through a guide book? I have also picked a 7-day itinerary for you. I am sure that you will enjoy it.
Jack's Sitting Pretty!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Ever since Young Tom Morris banged a gutta ball down fairways, fans have debated who was the greatest golfer of them all. Jack Nicklaus is now in a comfy position atop the Major mountain that few can hope to reach.
Red Shades Of China, It Isn’t As Red Anymore As You May Think
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Since Deng Xiaoping introduced special economic zones, the country's economy has grown fast. The days of rickshaw progress are gone, it has been accelerating nearly as quickly as a Ferrari! You can still step back into the past and visit the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall, but it now boasts sophisticated cities like Beijing, which make great destinations
Clubbing With Faldo, I Play Bagman For A Golfing Great
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
I enjoyed spending a day as Nick Faldo's caddie during a golf event in Hong Kong. The newspaper I worked for decided that it would make a good story. Sir Nick has a sharp tongue at times, but he played the perfect gentleman and didn't take a verbal swing at me. I escaped before he could change his mind.
$ Six Easy Ways To Make Your Dollars Last Longer In Hong Kong
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Budget
Learn how to save your dollars on a budget trip to Hong Kong. You can save up to 80% of your costs in one of the world's most expensive cities. Read how to keep more money in your wallet and still have a good time.
Bah Humbug! The High-Fat Diet Is Just A Ploy To Slim Your Wallet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Some diets can prove hazardous to your health, so take care when you choose one. It's a big money business that people have made millions of dollars from. You may well lose weight, but at what cost to your health? Ask your doctor for advice before rushing in.
Foreign Devils, Lifting The Lid On A Wonderland That Even Alice Would Have Loved To Land In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
I didn't meet a Mad March Hare, the Knave of hearts or the Cheshire Cat when I lived in Hong Kong, but some of the characters I came across could have found a place in Alice's wonderland in the fantasy tale by Lewis Carroll. They included Shotgun Billy Smith, a topless barmaid who insisted I pay extra to look at here breasts and a colleague who kept a python as a pet.
The Miracle Runner! He Completed A 100-mile Race In The Himalayas 57 Years After A Bus Crushed His Leg As A Five-year-old
Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Andrew Jardine has been called the Miracle Runner because of his feat in running a 100-mile race in the Himalayas 57 years after a bus crushed his right leg when he was five years old. This is his story ...
The High Energy Diet! You Need Carbs, Proteins And Fats To Lose Weight The Healthy Way And Still Get On The Go Each Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Forget about diet fads some of which can lead to health problems. You may lose weight fast, but that could come at a cost to your health. You simply need a balanced diet of carbs, proteins and fats. Just eat four small meals a day. You will lose weight and still have enough energy to get up and go each day.
GOLF, Golfing Greats Tell You How To 'Mind Your Head' In What They Say Is Mostly A Mental Game
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Golfing greats such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gary Player and others will tell you that golf is a mostly mental game. They reveal how they coped with the immense pressure while chipping millions of dollars into their bags.

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