|Title||Rally Round the Jack|
|Author||Leonard L Knott|
|Publisher||Nelson, Foster & Scott Limited, Ontario, Canada|
|List price||Not known|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|20.5 x 12.5|
|Number of pages||188|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||This is one of a handful of novels centred around bowls - specifically the lawn bowling club of Sawville, a Canadian village that suddenly has fame thrust upon it.
In a rich, humorous style Rally Round the Jack relates to a conflict between eager urban developers and determined villagers. Focus of the conflict is the bowling club whose ancient green stands in the way of an international conglomerate's plan for an integrated company city. Some villagers are successfully wooed by the Chairman of the Board and his professional staff; others 'rally round the jack' to defend the historic green.
The novel introduces a fascinating cast ranging from big business tycoons in Toronto, London, Paris and Cambodia to the village mayor, the lady president of the Historical Society, a galaxy of high-powered legal talent and a sturdy group of octogenarian bowlers.