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Title Bowls is a Funny Game
Author and illustrator Jack Girling
Publisher Noel T Lyall, Australia
First published 1985
ISBN 0-909108-19-6
Edition reviewed 2nd (published 1988)
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
19.9 x 14.1
Number of pages 80
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 79
Synopsis This, the second edition of Bowls is a Funny Game, contains 42 humorous poems written and illustrated by Jack Girling. Ken Pearce, Past President of the Tasmanian Bowls Council, wrote the book's foreword and this extract encapsulates its flavour:

It is evident that Jack Girling's long experience in the game of bowls has enabled him to write of the many humorous situations that arise both on and off the green, and I am certain that the reader will not only enjoy his book, but will recognise in it some of the mannerisms and sayings of friends, and perhaps even of themselves.

Here's one of Jack's shorter poems entitled 'Who Cares':

Gathered round the bar you are
After the match is done
Post mortems you will hear of course
As to how 'twas lost or won
So tell your story of hard luck shots
Of the bowls that just went through
But remember son, when all is done
Nobody cares but you.