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Title The Bowler from the Bush
Author Joe Douglas
Publisher Not stated, but probably self-published, Australia
First published 1996
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.9 x 14.8
Number of pages 152
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 1 None
Synopsis Although some of the events and names are factually based, this is a purely fictional story about Don Shepherd who grew up in Cobar, a small dusty mining town in New South Wales, Australia and became interested in bowls while still a boy. The book's main thread focuses on Don's bowling exploits and is woven around a story involving emigration to an island in the South West Pacific, his work in the setting up and maintenance of a new power station, drilling for gold, the restoration and re-opening of a bowling green and not a little romance!