picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls from 'A' to 'Z'
Author E W S Wilson
Publisher Not stated, but almost certainly in New Zealand
First published Not stated, but probably 1970s (definitely post-1966)
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.7 x 13.7
Number of pages 72
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 4 None
Synopsis Bowls from 'A' to 'Z' is one of a small handful of bowls books to emanate from New Zealand and covers the usual topics of a general bowls manual - choice of bowls; grip; stance; delivery; line and length, etc. However, what's different about this book is that it's written specifically for New Zealand's playing conditions, and to cope with greens that are among the fastest in the world the author controversially advocates a delivery where the bowl is released about 12 inches in front of the stationary foot with no back-swing. Other contentious issues, including a recommendation to focus on the jack on delivery, make this book an intriguing read, though of limited application.