|Title||The Story of Bowls - From Drake to Bryant|
|Publisher||Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, London|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|24.0 x 15.5|
|Number of pages||303|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||This fascinating anthology of international writings about bowls traces the development of one of the world's oldest and most popular games from gentle pastime to major competitive televised sport. From Pope and Shakespeare to the best of modern sports journalism, the finest writings have been chosen to present a complete, informal and richly entertaining history of the game from its disputed origins in the Middle ages to the present day. Appendices include King Charles II's Laws of the Game, 1670, and the Scottish Laws of the Game, 1864.