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Title One Up One Down
Author and illustrator Strom
Publisher Angus and Robertson, Sydney, Australia
First published 1969
ISBN 0-207-95330-9
Edition reviewed Not stated, but published as a reprint 1974
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
15.9 x 23.4
Number of pages 60
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 31
Synopsis One Up One Down comprises a series of double page spreads in which a bowling term is humorously described on the left-hand page and comically illustrated on the right. The following extract will serve as an example of the style of humour:

The wick
Until the bowl finally comes to rest the frenzied antics of the skips convey their acute anxiety. Pure chance may reverse the score completely. The smirk on the face of the bowler as he confidently tosses into the forest of bowls around the jack may turn to gloom as he listens to his fearless leader speculating on the circumstances that surrounded his birth.

As the book's blurb states, 'This is a book about social bowls, guaranteed not to improve your game. There have been many books about lawn bowls, but never one like this. Don't look to Strom for advice on how to do it. He doesn't know any more about it than the next bloke. But does he ever know the next bloke! In his pictures and notes you'll recognise just about every character you've ever seen on a rink. And you could even catch a glimpse of yourself!'