picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls
Author Douglas Lampshire
Publisher Arco Publications, London
First published 1961
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 12s 6d (63p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.0 x 12.3
Number of pages 152
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 8 None
Synopsis There have been many books on bowls, but none that deals so comprehensively with the subject as this. It is a handbook in every sense of the word, and it will be of inestimable value to all bowlers. How did the game of bowls originate? How many different versions are there and what are the constitutions of the various national associations? What are the official and unofficial rules? These questions and a host of others are thoroughly dealt with.

On the practical side, such problems as how much the sport will cost you, and how you can join a bowling club, points to watch when purchasing your bowls and looking after your equipment, are carefully investigated.

A special instruction section offers advice to every class of bowler, from beginner to advanced. It also discusses tactics, the opinions of world-class players, and the various shots of the game.

'Bowls Publications', the final chapter, is particularly informative as it covers selected books and journals, the latter including both those available in 1961 and those which had become defunct.