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Title Gauvinier Takes to Bowls
Author Hugh de SÚlincourt
Publisher Longmans, Green and Co, London
First published 1949
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 7s 6d (38p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.1 x 12.6
Number of pages 148
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 22
Synopsis The ageing Gauvinier, already known to readers of Hugh de SÚlincourt's cricketing stories, is now persuaded to take up bowls. From being a complete novice he progresses until he is a reasonably accomplished player and the book describes a series of games, culminating in one particularly fierce game. The other members of the country bowling club, and especially John Baskerville, his 'bowls-bitten boss' are delightfully portrayed and the author has captured the charm of the West Sussex countryside. The complications and technicalities of the historic art of bowls and the intricacies of bowling etiquette are described in a leisurely and friendly style, and the good humour which Hugh de SÚlincourt always brings to his writings makes this a story which will appeal to sportsmen and the general reader alike.