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Title Murder on the Bowling Green
Author Richard Derbyshire
Publisher Book Guild Publishing Ltd, Brighton, England
Publication date 28 June 2012
ISBN 1846247128
Edition reviewed N/A
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price £17.99
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
22.2 x 13.6
Number of pages 278
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 23
Synopsis You might think that the game of bowls is a gentle, slow-paced, courteous pastime, indulged in by civilized persons of a certain age. Prepare to have this myth rudely dispelled in Richard Derbyshire's outrageous and entertaining collection of tall tales. Truly, all human life is here - warts, carbuncles and all. From the absurd misunderstandings of the title story to the sexual fantasy of 'No Fool like an Old Fool', from slapstick comedy to tender tragedy, like an exuberant showman, the author leads his reader through a myriad situations sparkling with the foibles of human nature.

Though the circumstances which surround them are frequently farcical, his protagonists are always firmly rooted in reality. Their loves, fears, fantasies and rivalries will be familiar to everyone. You do not have to have played bowls, or even set foot in a bowls club, to enjoy the humour of these rib-tickling tales. They will appeal to all types and all ages. Dip into this volume when you go to bed, and you are guaranteed to fall asleep with a smile on your face.