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Title Bowls for All - A Practical Guide
Author William Stevenson
Publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland
First published 1949
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 6s (30p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
18.7 x 12.1
Number of pages 146
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 7 15
Synopsis "It can't be done," a man once told the author. "You just can't teach a man to play bowls. You may teach him other games, but not bowls. Either he has the knack or he hasn't, and that's all there is to it." The present volume has been written in protest against this view, and in the firm conviction that bowls, like other games, can be taught. Best school of all is hard experience, but a book can do something to bypass the long practice otherwise required.

That is the aim of this volume. It is A PRACTICAL GUIDE concerned solely with the technique of bowling, its art and science. The various shots are described, the tactics of the game illustrated by diagrams, and for the more advanced bowler there is a chapter on match-play psychology.

The author has an uncanny knack of seeing right to the heart of a problem, and what is more, can explain the most difficult matters in the simplest possible terms. Even those who do not propose to take up bowls would enjoy this book, for it is an education in true sportsmanship in life as well as on the green.