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Title The Story of Bowls - From Drake to Bryant
Editor Phil Pilley
Publisher Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, London
First published 1987
ISBN 0-09-166380-6
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price £14.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
24.0 x 15.5
Number of pages 303
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  4 12 2
Synopsis This fascinating anthology of international writings about bowls traces the development of one of the world's oldest and most popular games from gentle pastime to major competitive televised sport. From Pope and Shakespeare to the best of modern sports journalism, the finest writings have been chosen to present a complete, informal and richly entertaining history of the game from its disputed origins in the Middle ages to the present day. Appendices include King Charles II's Laws of the Game, 1670, and the Scottish Laws of the Game, 1864.