picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls - The Records
Compiler Patrick Sullivan
Publisher Guinness Superlatives Ltd, Enfield, England
First published 1986
ISBN 0-85112-414-3
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
25.8 x 19.0
Number of pages 176
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  8 98 None
Synopsis This book is intended as a guide to the game. It is not an instructional tome, there are plenty of those around for those who feel the need. I hope it will tell the reader, bowler or not, something about the game he did not already know. Above all it is intended to give pleasure and to act as a browser's reference book. Some of the special features include: the history of bowls from ancient Egypt to the present day; flat green, crown green, federation bowls history and records, many appearing for the first time; profiles of leading bowlers such as David Bryant, Tony Allcock, Jimmy Carruthers, David Cutler and John Snell; the game worldwide from Argentina to Zimbabwe; the major tournaments and the world championships: the winners - the losers - the stories; the influence of W G Grace on bowls; and the shots and terminology.